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Genus: Nuphar — pond-lily

The flowers of Nuphar are interesting. The outer whorl of the perianth is composed of 5 or 6 petal-like sepals. The inner whorl is represented by many small, thick structures that are transitional in appearance to the stamens. References: Wiersema and Hellquist (1997), Hellquist and Crow (1984).


Nymphaeaceae (water-lily family)

This genus’s species in New England

Visit this genus in the Dichotomous Key