Spatterdock

Nuphar japonicum

  • Spatterdock
  • Spatterdock
  • Spatterdock
  • Spatterdock
  • Spatterdock
  • Spatterdock
  • Flower name
    Spatterdock
  • Scientific name
    Nuphar japonicum
  • Alias河骨, Kohone
  • Place of originJapan, Korea, Taiwan
  • Place of floweringWetlands
  • Flowering seasonMay, June, July, August, September
  • Language of flowersSecret love

What is Spatterdock

Spatterdock or Kohone (scientific name: Nuphar japonicum) is native to Japan, the Korean Peninsula, Taiwan, and is a perennial aquatic plant of the family Nymphaeaceae water lily. A golden flower makes bloom at the tip of an elongated flower stalk in a pond or shallow water. The flowers consist of calyx which seems like a petal of large petals (stamen) -> large number of petals (stamen) -> long and thin petals -> petals from the center towards the periphery. Leaves are bigger than flowers. Nauhalidine, an alkaloid contained in the rhizomes, is regarded as a tonic, hemostatic agent, and becomes a herbal medicine named Senkotsu. Flower language is "secret affection". In the same genus, there is Himekohon (scientific name: Nuphar subintegerrimum) that makes smaller flowerss bloom than Kohone (Nuphar japonicum) .

Common name: Kouhoné, Scientific name: Nuphar japonicum, Origin: Honshu · Lush environment: shallow swamp and pond, plant height: 10 to 40 cm, rhizome color: white, flowering period: May to September, flower color: yellow, flower diameter: 5 cm, use: For flower leaves for viewing in ponds and aquariums, rhizomes are traditional Chinese medicine.


  • Eye
    Nymphaeales
  • Family
    Nymphaeaceae
  • Genus
    Nuphar
  • Species
    N. japonicum
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Monopetal inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Multi-petaled
  • Leaf type
    Round
  • Edge of the leaf
    Spiny
  • Life typeHardiness, heat tolerance, water grass
  • Flower colorsYellow
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height10.0 ~ 40.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower5.0 ~ 5.0 cm

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