Friday, July 17, 2009

Yellow Pond Lily


Nuphar luteum polysepalla Also spatterdock
and cow lily. The flower is a solitary hermaphrodite
pollinated by insects. The stalks are connected to
underground sterms with roots called rhizomes.
These can multiply forming new rhizomes creating
huge colonies.

This lily is on Nymph Lake above Bear Lake in RMNP.
7-17-09

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