Native SpeciesSpatterdock

Nuphar variegata
FOUND by manyeyes
Cape Elizabeth
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Field Notes
From my rocky perch at the edge Great Pond I can see floating leaved plants about 10m offshore. Their yellow flowers standing above the surface caught my eye. Right below me there's a submersed plant with finely divided leaves that is calling out to be investigated. Around me: red wing blackbirds, frogs, two in a canoe
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
I think I found spatterdock in the middle of the pond. Here is a photo of the bright yellow ball-like flower with thick petals. Lucky me, there were two flowers washed up on the shore. They remind me of play-dough!
Photo of my evidence.
Spatterdock flowers stand above the surface of the water on short thick stems.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I found it
Scientific name:
Nuphar variegata
Common name:
Count of individuals: 
Less than 1/4 covered
Flower (plants)
How big is it?: 
Is it male or female?: 
Sampling method: 
Just looking around
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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N 43.574710 °
W -70.227150 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Freshwater - In a pond or lake
Trip Information
Great Pond CE
Trip date: 
Sun, 2009-06-07 15:30
Town or city: 
Cape Elizabeth
Type of investigation: 
Species and Habitat Survey
MIDAS Code: 
Habitat Observations
Species diversity: 
2 different species
Evidence of vectors: 
Walking trail
Water temperature: 
Dissolved oxygen: 


Wow, nice picture of the flower! A true poster-pic of a spatterdock flower! --P

We admire your curiosity for your surroundings. Most people would walk right by and not investigate any further. The pictures you took were amazing! We agree with your findings. We've seen these in my town, too!