Flora of Northern Ireland
Nuphar lutea
© Graham Day
Nuphar lutea
© Ralph Forbes
Nuphar lutea
© Ian Dodkins
Nuphar lutea
(Map updated: March 2008)
 

Commoner than the white water-lily; found in slow rivers and lakes. The leaves and flowers float on the water's surface, rooted in the mud at the bottom. The fruit ("brandy-bottle") is a flask-shaped structure often smelling of alcohol.

All names: Nuphar lutea (L.) Smith; Nymphaea lutea L.