Syn.: Nymphaea lutea L.
Family: Nymphaeaceae Salisb.
Nuphar lutea
Distribution: Europe and Central Asia, Northern Africa.
Habitat: Grows in lakes, ponds and slow flowing rivers at lower altitudes.
Description: Aquatic herb with a stout perennial rhizome, 50–250 cm long. Long-petiolate leaves with ovate-oblong blades are smooth, 15–40 cm long, floating on water surface. Flowers 4–6 cm in diameter, yellow, fragrant, flowers from June to August. The fruit is capsule.
Note: Yellow Waterlily is cultivated in the garden with larger ponds. The rhizomes are used medicinally.
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Photo from 27. 5. to 29. 7. 2003 (the Czech Republic, Brno).