Spatterdock-yellow water-lily Photo’s from our Lake

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Nuphar lutea, the spatterdockyellow water-lilycow lily, or yellow pond-lily, is an aquatic plant of the familyNymphaeaceae, native to Eurasia. It grows in eutrophic freshwater beds, with its roots fixed into the ground and its leaves floating on the water’s surface.
Spatterdock was long used in traditional medicine, with the root applied to the skin and/or both the root and seeds eaten for a variety of conditions. The seeds are edible, and can be ground into flour. The root is edible too, but can prove to be incredibly bitter in some plants

The Moore Hens like it for nesting…