Hydrocleys nymphoides (Willd.) Buchenau

Water Poppy

Stoloniferous herb sometimes taking root. Leaves in clusters, floating, about 6 cm wide, elliptic-ovate, cordate, the stalks long and almost transparent. Flowers 1-several at the nodes, showy, about 5 cm wide, yellow, long stalked; summer. Syn. Limnocharis humboldtii Rich.

Tropical S America. Naturalised on a few farm dams and slow moving rivers in Victoria.

Source: Spencer, R. (2005). Limnocharitaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Lilianae
order      Alismatales
family       Alismataceae
genus        Hydrocleys Rich.