Invasive Species Council of British Columbia
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Yellow pondlily

Nuphar lutea subsp. polysepala

About This Species

Zone 3b BC Native

Grow me instead of European waterlily, Fragrant waterlily, Yellow floating heart

Yellow pondlily is an aquatic species native to British Columbia with bright yellow flowers. This lily has large, egg- to heart-shaped leaves and single, fragrant, cup-like flowers that float on water.

When selecting non-invasive plants for your garden, be sure to look for those that are suitable for your location, including moisture requirements, hardiness zone, and avoidance of known bear attractants among other factors.

Plant Special Features

  • Fire smart
  • Bear smart
  • Pollinator friendly

Moisture Requirements


Consistently moist or wet conditions