144622 YELLOW WATER-LILY Nuphar lutea (Nymphaeaceae) Aquatic
Water plant of still or slow-flowing freshwater to a depth of 5m. Tolerates partial shade and nutrient-rich waters. FLOWERS are 6cm across, yellow and alcohol-scented; on stalks that rise well above the waters’ surface (Jun-Sep). FRUITS are flagon-shaped and smooth. LEAVES are up to 40cm across and leathery; unlike White Water-lily, basal lobes usually touch or overlap. STATUS-Widespread and locally common.