Swamp Lily, Water Poppy.
Presence in Australia
This specie has been identified in the following Australian states: Qld, NSW, ACT, Vic, SA, NT, WA.
Slow-moving fresh water, or stationary water of ponds, dams and lagoons to about 1m deep. Often in water with high nutrient levels.
Tufted aquatic perennial herb with submerged and floating leaves and flowers.
Not known to be grazed by stock. Frost resistant.
Early Dec to late May. Immature fruit is withdrawn under water where it matures and produces numerous finely-hairy seeds, 2-3 mm long.
From seed. Germinates readily on mud and in warm shallow water. Keep seedling leaves submerged.
Useful for dams.
Attractive ornamental for garden ponds or aquariums.