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spatterdock:see water lilywater lily,
common name for some members of the Nymphaeaceae, a family of freshwater perennial herbs found in most parts of the world and often characterized by large shield-shaped leaves and showy, fragrant blossoms of various colors.
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Leaves look like typical water lily, but flowers are yellow cup-like. Root used for stomach problems, heart, inflammation, spasms, constricts blood vessels. Do not take too much.
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