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Nuphar lutea
Nuphar lutea
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Nymphaeales
Family: Nymphaeaceae
Genus: Nuphar
Species: N. lutea
Binomial name
Nuphar lutea
(L.) Sm.

Nuphar lutea, the spatterdock, yellow water-lily, cow lily, or yellow pond-lily, is an aquatic plant of the family Nymphaeaceae, native to Eurasia. It grows in eutrophic freshwater beds, with its roots fixed into the ground and its leaves floating on the water's surface.



The plant's inflorescence is a solitary, terminal hermaphrodite flower, pollinated by insects, which blooms from June to September in the Northern Hemisphere. The flower is followed by achenes which are distributed by the water current. It can grow in water up to 40 cm (16 in) deep.

Medicinal & Food uses

Spatterdock was long used in traditional medicine, with the root applied to the skin and/or both the root and seeds eaten for a variety of conditions. The seeds are edible, and can be ground into flour. The root is edible too, but can prove to be incredibly bitter in some plants [1].


Possible botanical synonyms include

  • Nuphar luteum (L.) Sibth. & Sm.
  • Nuphar advena Ait.
  • Nuphar variegata Durand



  1. Translated from the French Wikipedia article, accessed June 23, 2006


Up to date as of January 23, 2010

From Wikispecies

Nuphar lutea


Classification System: APWebsite
Classification System: APG II (down to family level)

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Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiospermae
Cladus: Unassigned Angiospermae
Ordo: Nymphaeales
Familia: Nymphaeaceae
Genus: Nuphar
Species: Nuphar lutea


Nuphar lutea (L.) Sibth. & Sm., Fl. Graec. Prodr. 1(2): 361. 1809.


  • Nymphaea lutea L., Sp. Pl., éd. 1 : 510. 1753.


  • Nenuphar luteum (L.) Link, Enum. Hort. Berol. Alt., 2:70. 1822.
  • Nuphar lutea subsp. asericea (Borbás) Jáv. ex Soó
  • Nuphar lutea var. sericea (Láng) Bonnier
  • Nuphar lutea var. submersa Rouy & Foucaud, Fl. Fr., 1 : 149]. 1893.
  • Nuphar minor Dumort., Fl. Belg. (Dumortier) 131. 1827.
  • Nuphar rivularis Dumort., Bull. Soc. Roy. Bot. Belgique, 3 : 5. 1864.
  • Nuphar sericea Láng, Syll. Ratisb., 1 : 180. 1824.
  • Nuphar sericea Kitt., 1843. nom. illeg. non Láng
  • Nuphar spathulifera Rchb., Pl. Crit. ii. 10.
  • Nuphar systyla Wallr., Beitr. Fl. Hercyn. : 212. 1840.
  • Nuphar tenella Rchb., Pl. Crit. ii. 10.
  • Nymphaea umbilicalis Salisb., Rhodora xxi. 187. 1919.
  • Nymphona lutea (L.) Bubani , Fl. Pyr., 3 : 260. 1901.
  • Nymphozanthus luteus (L.) Fernald, Rhodora, 21:185. 1919.
  • Nymphozanthus sericeus (Láng) Fernald, Rhodora, 21:187. 1919.
  • Nymphozanthus vulgaris Rich., Ann. Mus. Par. xvii. 230. 1811.


  • Tela Botanica / 2000-2009. 5 Febr 2009 [1].
  • International Plant Names Index (IPNI). 5 Febr 2009 [2].

Vernacular names

Български: Жълта водна роза
Česky: Stulík žlutý
Српски / Srpski: Жути локвањ
Dansk: Gul Åkande
Deutsch: Gelbe Teichrose
Eesti: Kollane vesikupp
Français: Nénuphar jaune
Frysk: Giele plomp
Hornjoserbsce: Žołta gingawa
עברית: נופר צהוב
Latviešu: Dzeltenā lēpe
Lietuvių: Paprastoji lūgnė
Magyar: Sárga vízitök
Nederlands: Gele plomp
Nedersaksisch: Gele waoterlelie
Polski: Grążel żółty
Русский: Кубышка жёлтая
Slovenčina: Leknica žltá
Slovenščina: Rumeni blatnik
Suomi: Ulpukka
Svenska: Gul näckros


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