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Yellow Waterlily - Nymphaea lutea
Family - Nymphaeaceae
As a genus Nymphaea, water-lilies are hardy aquatic perennials native to most of the Northern Hemisphere, Australia and South Africa, they are locally widespread (except N. Scotland for N. lutea) and common on still or slow flowing water, with many hybrids derived from the wild species. Description for Lutea
N. lutea, the Yellow Waterlily is rooted in the silt of shallow ponds and lakes and has floating oval shaped green leaves up to 40cm (16in) across. Yellow flowers 50-60mm (2-2.4in) across that are carried on stalks appearing June to September. It is listed as a National Surveillance Plant Pest in New Zealand.
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