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Fruits are eaten by waterfowl and muskrats; the underwater roots
contain starch and are edible. Yellow Water Lily provides
excellent habitat for largemouth bass and sunfish; highly
decorative-often planted in water gardens. Yellow water lily also
known as spatterdock, yellow cow lily, and pond lily.
Yellow water lilies (spatterdock) can grow and reproduce rapidly
if not maintained correctly. This occurs when there is an excess of
nutrients in the pond. With smaller ponds, water lilies can
completely cover the surface in just a few short weeks reducing
light penetration into the pond which can kill fish and other
plants. Dense growth of yellow water lilies (spatterdock) in
shallow water areas sometimes interferes with boating and
Spatterdock has large heart-shaped
leaves, usually with wavy margins. Spatterdock floating leaves are
attached to long, stout stems which arise from large, spongy
rhizomes. Spatterdock submersed leaves are very thin, attached at
the bottom rhizomes. Spatterdock flowers are yellow and
"half-opened" at or above the water surface. Flowers are attached
to thick round stems that are often six feet long. Spatterdock
(yellow water lilies) reproduce through both seeds and rhizome
Flower forms a yellow "ball" with petals that curve inward;
flower rises several inches above water.
A. Water temperatures ideally should be sixty
degrees and above. Generally, as long as the plants are vibrant
they will respond well to treatment.
A. Control can last anywhere from two to four
years or more depending upon adjacent plant influence. Two
applications may be required initially.
A. Depending on the product used initial
results will generally occur within ten days after which the edges
will begin to yellow and curl. The plants normally drop from the
water column within three weeks.
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