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Yellow water-lily

Nuphar lutea

Description:

The flower is solitary, terminal, held above the water surface; it is hermaphrodite, 2–4 cm diameter, with five or six large bright yellow sepals and numerous small yellow petals largely concealed by the sepals.

Habitat:

Lake inside a deciduous forest.

Notes:

Flowering is from June to September, and pollination is entomophilous, by flies attracted to the alcoholic scent.[3] The flower is followed by a green bottle-shaped fruit, containing numerous seeds which are dispersed by water currents. The species is less tolerant of water pollution than water-lilies in the genus Nymphaea

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Alex C.
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Alex C.

Romania

Spotted on Jun 30, 2016
Submitted on Jun 16, 2018

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