Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Nuphar sagittifolia (Walter) Pursh. Section: Astylus. Narrowleaf Pondlily, Bonnets. Phen: Apr-Oct. Hab: Blackwater streams, rivers, and lakes, acid-water ponds, in swift, sluggish, or stagnant water, extending downriver into freshwater tidal areas. Dist: Endemic to our area: e. VA south to ne. SC, very conspicuous and locally abundant on shallow bars along rivers such as the Northeast Cape Fear, Black, and Waccamaw, and forming dense colonies in Lake Waccamaw.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Syn: = C, FNA3, K3, K4, Va, Padgett (2007); = Nuphar lutea ssp. sagittifolia – K1; = Nuphar luteum ssp. sagittifolium – GW2, RAB, Beal (1956); = Nuphar sagittifolium – F, G, orthographic variant; = Nymphaea sagittifolia – S

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