PLANT PROFILE

 

NAME: Yellow Pond-Lily

LATIN NAME / FAMILY:  Nuphar advena / Nymphaeaceae

OTHER COMMON NAME(S):  Common Spatterdock, Varigated yellow pond-lily

CONDITIONS: ponds, marshes, brackish/tidal waters
 

PARTS:

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TASTE

RAW/COOK

SEASON

All

 

 

 

 

Shoots

 

 

 

 

Leaves

       

Stalk/Stem

 

 

 

 

Buds

       

Flowers

 

 

 

 

Fruits

 

 

 

 

Pods

 

 

   

Seeds

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RAW/COOK

Summer

Nuts

 

 

 

 

Roots

 

 

 

 

Bark

 

 

 

 

 

PORTION: small

 

COMMENT/CAUTION:  Although PFAF says that the root is edible, EatTheWeeds.com disagrees, “Among published professionals in the foraging community no one has found the Nuphar root worthy of being called an edible.”(2) Seed - It can be roasted, then ground into a powder and eaten raw or used to thicken soups etc. The seed can also be toasted like popcorn.(1)

 

NUTRITION/MEDICINAL:  Anodyne;  Astringent;  Demulcent;  Poultice;  Styptic. The fresh root is anodyne, astringent and demulcent. The pulverized dried rhizomes have been used to arrest bleeding. A tea made from the roots is used in the treatment of dysentery, diarrhoea etc. A poultice made from the roots is used in the treatment of swellings, boils, tumours, inflamed skin etc.(1)

 

LOOK-A-LIKES:  

 

POISONOUS LOOK-A-LIKES: 

 

OTHER USES:

 

SOURCE LINKS (may include nutritional and medicinal info, plus other uses):

  1. https://www.pfaf.org/user/plant.aspx?latinname=Nuphar+advena
  2. http://www.eattheweeds.com/yellow-pond-lilly-raising-a-wokas
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuphar_advena
  4. http://www.northernbushcraft.com/plants/cowLily/notes.htm