Nuphar variegata

Nuphar variegata bullhead pondlily

Plant grows in the wild/spontaneouslyPlant is native to PA Synonyms:   Nuphar lutea ssp. variegata

A common water plant in the north-eastern part of Pennsylvania, yellow pondlily is usually found in waters up to 2m deep in eutrophic lakes with soft bottom sediments.  The leaves usually float on surface of the water but may occasionally be elevated above the surface.  Petioles are flattened on the upper side unlike the petioles of N. advena that are round or oval in cross-section.  The flowers are 2-4 cm in diameter, with 6 yellow sepals and a yellow/greenish stigmatic disk.

Frequent in ponds, lake edges & slow-moving waters.

Present in Erie, Crawford, Bedford, Schuykill, Lehigh, Monroe, Lackawanna & Sullivan counties.

Wetland codes
EMP: OBL
NCNE: OBL



Flowers June to September.

Nuphar advena

  Petioles are are round or oval in cross-section  unlike the petioles of N. advena that are flattened on the upper side.

  Leaves are normally floating on water surface unlike the emerging leaves of N. advena

S-rank:  S4 (Apparently secure)
G-rank:  G5 (Secure)

Nuphar variegata bullhead pondlily

Plant grows in the wild/spontaneouslyPlant is native to PA
Synonyms:   Nuphar lutea ssp. variegata
Nuphar variegata gallery
Plant Life-Form
perennial forb
Common Names
bullhead pondlily yellow pondlily yellow cowlily