Nuphar advena

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaNymphaeaceaeNupharNuphar advena


The leaves of this perennial water-lily are erect rather than floating. It is occasionally grown in gardens, and has been recorded as planted from lakes and ponds, where it then becomes naturalised through rhizomatous growth; reproduction by seed has not been reported. Lowland.



World Distribution

Native of eastern N. America, Mexico and Cuba.

Distribution information

JNCC Designations


PLANTATT - Attributes of British and Irish plants. (.zip 1455KB) This dataset was compiled and published in 2004, and last updated in November 2008. Download includes an Excel spreadsheet of the attributes, and a PDF explaining the background and nomenclature. Note that the PDF version is the booklet as published, whereas the Excel spreadsheet incorporates subsequent corrections. A hardcopy can be purchased from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.

Atlas text references

FNAEC (1997)
Preston CD, Croft JM
1997.  Aquatic plants in Britain and Ireland.