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Nuphar lutea - Yellow Water-lily

Phylum: Magnoliophyta - Class: Liliopsida - Order: Nuphaeales - Family: Nuphaeaceae

Yellow Water-lily

The flagon-shaped flowers of this plant have earned it an additional common name - Brandy Bottles.

Water-lilies, with their large, cup-shaped flowers and floating saucer-like leaves, are among the best-known of aquatic wildflowers.

There are, in fact, several other commonly seen water lilies to be seen in the UK and Ireland, including Nymphaea alba (White Water-lily) and Fringed Water-lily, Nymphoides peltata.

Blooming times

In Britain and Ireland, Yellow Water-lilies are usually seen in full bloom in summer and early autumn.

Yellow Water-lily, closeup of flower


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