Nuphar lutea ssp. advena (Common Spatterdock)

Nuphar lutea ssp. advena, also known as Common Spatterdock, Yellow Cow Lily, Yellow Pond Lily, and Spatterdock, is a wildflower native to the United States and Canada. It grows in most of the US states like Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, etc., as well as Ontario in Canada.

The Nuphar advena family consists of aquatic or semi-aquatic plants that are perennial herbs with rhizomatous roots. These plants are not safe for human consumption. However, the seeds from this plant may be eaten by wildlife like birds. The flowers have yellow petals surrounding a center of yellow stamens and carpels which form an attractive cup shape when open. This flower can grow up to three feet tall from its root system and blooms from mid-summer through fall depending on location.

Nuphar lutea ssp. advena Information

Family Nymphaeaceae
Common Names Common Spatterdock, Yellow Cow Lily, Yellow Pond Lily, Spatterdock
Native to USA AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, KS, KY, LA, MA MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA,SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI, WV
Native to CAN ON
Size leaf blades 6-12 inches long

Common Spatterdocks make great pond accents for natural landscaping because they add color to water gardens without taking over the area like other invasive species may do. They are also beneficial for wildlife such as birds that feed off their seeds or frogs that lay eggs in them! To ensure these plants thrive it’s important to keep their environment clean by removing any debris or pollutants from nearby sources so they don’t become contaminated themselves.

Overall Nuphar lutea ssp. advena is an interesting wildflower that can add beauty and diversity to any landscape. Its unique shape and yellow color make it an eye-catching addition to gardens, ponds, or other water features. For those wanting to add a special touch of nature without worrying about invasive species, Nuphar lutea ssp. advena is definitely worth considering.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Nuphar lutea ssp. advena edible?

No, Nuphar lutea ssp. advena is not edible.

Is Nuphar lutea ssp. advena an invasive species of plant?

No, Nuphar lutea ssp. advena is not an invasive species of plant.