Nuphar lutea L.
Also Called: Spattercock, wokas.
Flowering Period: May, June, July, August
Family: Water Lily ( Nymphaeaceae )
Life Span: Perennial
Leaves: Waxy leaves can be oval, round or heart-shaped, 4-12" long with very long underwater stalks.
Flowers: Waxy and cup-shaped yellow flowers. Normally come with 9 low sepals and numerous stamens.
Fruits: Egg-shaped fruits is 1" diameter.
Habitat: Mountane and subalpine ponds, lakes and calmer streams.
Distribution: Colorado County Distribution Map
Comments: Beavers and muskrats eat its yellow roots.