Nuphar advena
Nuphar advena
Forb/herb, Perennial
Native: L 48
Blooming: May, June, July, August, September, October, yellow
Roots and seeds used in traditional medicine. Provides sheltered spawning area for fish and aquatic invertebrates. A host plant of bonnet worm, favorite food of blue gill and sunfish. Manatees will not eat spatterdock because the tannic acid and alkahloids in plants are toxic to them.
Location: N30 00.161′ W 084 32.075′  (.2RR), N30 00.405′ W084 33.784′ (2.2RL), N30 00.504′ W084 33.991′ (2.8RR)