(Spatterdock; Brandy Bottle; Cow Lily; Broadleaf Pondlily)
Nymphaeaceae (Water Lily) Family
Plant is an aquatic perennial with a rhizome from which new growth emerges. Preferred habitat is ponds, lakes, swamps or slow running streams. distribution is throughout the Escambia region.
Leaves are submerged, floating or emergent, stalked, lance shaped to nearly round; no teeth and no lobes. Leaf base is heart-shaped and attached to the stem between lobes.
Flower is on a long stem-tether arising from the leaf axil; solitary, bisexual, symmetrical; five to fourteen petal-type sepals; yellow to yellowish green, often tinged with red; numerous petals that are inconspicuous; numerous stamens. Flowers occur continuously from spring to autumn.
Fruit is a berry.