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Yellow Water-lily

Our native and most common yellow water-lily found in ponds and slow moving rivers.


Common Name Yellow Water-lily
Scientific Name Nuphar lutea
Species Group Aquatic Plants
Interest Level
Look for
Identification Notes
Primary Habitat
Family Water-lily family - Nymphaeaceae
Status Local
Flower Colour Group Yellow
  • 06 - June
  • 07 - July
  • 08 - August
  • 09 - September
Preferred Environment
Look for Distinctive yellow flowers in lakes and slow moving rivers
Additional Identification Notes
Similar Species

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Aquatic Plants