Yellow Pond Lily

Yellow Pond Lily (Nuphar polysepala) is an aquatic perennial plant that is found in marshes, wetlands, ponds and slow moving water across southern and central BC and along the coast; becoming less common in northern and eastern parts of the province. It is a perennial plant that usually flowers from June to late-July depending on latitude, elevation and local conditions. The build up of decomposing lilies and other aquatic vegetation is part of the succession of marsh habitats to meadows and eventually forests. This process allows for shrubs to move in and eventually trees. The plant has many potential medicinal uses and was/is used by First Nations.


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