Nuphar variegata

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Variegated pond-lily
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Order: Nymphaeales
Family: Nymphaeaceae
Genus: Nuphar
Section: N. sect. Astylus
Species: N. variegata
Binomial name
Nuphar variegata
Engelm. ex Durand
  • Nuphar lutea subsp. variegata
  • Nuphar fraterna
  • Nymphaea americana
  • Nymphaea fraterna

Nuphar variegata (variegated pond-lily, bullhead pond-lily or yellow pond-lily[1]) is a plant in the water lily family, Nymphaeaceae. It is native to much of Canada and the northernmost of the United States.[2][3]


Nuphar variegata is an aquatic plant with alternate, simple leaves, on submerged stems. The leaves tend to float on the surface of the water, rather than emerge above as in other Canadian species of Nuphar. The flowers are yellow, borne in summer.


  1. ^ Dickinson, T.; Metsger, D.; Bull, J.; & Dickinson, R. (2004) ROM Field Guide to Wildflowers of Ontario, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto:McClelland and Stewart Ltd., p 53.
  2. ^ Flora of North America: Nuphar variegata
  3. ^ "Nuphar variegata". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 23 January 2018.