Wildflowers of New York

Bullhead Lily

A photographic collection and brief reference to help identify Wildflowers found in New York

Bullhead Lily
- Nuphar lutea

Water Lily Family

Submerged leaves are thin and attached to the thick spongy roots. Floating leaves are somewhat heart-shaped and attached to a stem that rise from the roots. Flowers emerge on separate stalks.

Bullhead lilies generally grow in shallower water than the white Fragrant Water Lily. Both can often be seen at the same time with the Bullhead Lilies dominating the shallower shorline water while the larger white water lilies occupy the deeper water further from the shore.

Found: ponds, lakes, slow moving stream - generally in shallow water
May - Sept bloom time

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