OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Basal Angiosperms (flowering plants): Nymphaeales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Nuphar sagittifolia   FAMILY Nymphaeaceae


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Nuphar lutea ssp. sagittifolia   FAMILY Nymphaeaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 073-01-001b:
Nuphar luteum ssp. sagittifolium   FAMILY Nymphaeaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Nymphaea sagittifolia

 

COMMON NAME:
Narrowleaf Pondlily, Cow-lily, Spatterdock, Bonnets


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image of Nuphar sagittifolia, Narrowleaf Pondlily, Cow-lily, Spatterdock, Bonnets

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmnsagittifoliu_sandyi3

June        

Usually 6 petaloid sepals and numerous small inconspicuous petals, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Nuphar sagittifolia, Narrowleaf Pondlily, Cow-lily, Spatterdock, Bonnets

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmnsagittifoliu_sandyi4

June        

image of Nuphar sagittifolia, Narrowleaf Pondlily, Cow-lily, Spatterdock, Bonnets

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmnsagittifoliu_sandyi5

June        

Floating leaf blades 3-6x as long as wide, per Weakley's Flora.


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image of Nuphar sagittifolia, Narrowleaf Pondlily, Cow-lily, Spatterdock, Bonnets

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmnsagittifoliu_sandyi1

Month Unknown        

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Nuphar sagittifolia   FAMILY Nymphaeaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Nuphar lutea ssp. sagittifolia   FAMILY Nymphaeaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 073-01-001b:
Nuphar luteum ssp. sagittifolium   FAMILY Nymphaeaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Nymphaea sagittifolia

 

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971

Floating-leaved aquatic (rooted); Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas

Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Uncommon (an endemic)

Look for it in blackwater streams, rivers, and lakes, in swift, sluggish, or stagnant water, extending downriver into freshwater tidal areas, per Weakley's Flora

map
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Aquatic

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Yellow
Bisexual
5-14 petaloid sepals
Numerous petals

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Berry-like

 

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