|Section:||Nuphar sect. Astylus|
Nuphar lutea subsp. advena
Nuphar advena (spatterdock or cow lily or yellow pond-lily) is a species of Nuphar native throughout the eastern United States and at least some parts of Canada, such as Nova Scotia. It is similar to the Eurasian species N. lutea, and is treated as a subspecies of it by some botanists, though differing significantly in genetics.
Medicinal and 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.
- Flora of North America: Nuphar advena
- "Nuphar advena". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 10 January 2018.
- USDA Plants Profile: Nuphar lutea
- Online Atlas of the British and Irish Flora: Nuphar advena
- Northern Bushcraft
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