Nuphar variegata

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variegated pond-lily
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
Order: Nymphaeales
Family: Nymphaeaceae
Genus: Nuphar
Species: N. variegata
Binomial name
Nuphar variegata
Engelm. ex Durand
  • Nuphar lutea subsp. variegata
  • Nuphar fraterna
  • Nymphaea americana
  • Nymphaea fraterna

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


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. ^ Flora of North America: 233500821 Nuphar variegata
  2. ^ USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network: 412218 Nuphar variegata