Botanical Name: Philydrum lanuginosum

Common Name: Woolly Waterlily

Type: Aquatic/wetland Herb 2m tall


  • Perennial herb with short rhizome
  • Thick soft basal leaves to 45 cm long
  • Flowering stem erect and woolly, with leaves becoming smaller towards flowerhead.
  • Flowerhead a terminal spike with 10-40 yellow flowers
  • Endangered in Victoria
  • Attractive mass planted beside a wetland or pond
  • Soil stabiliser
  • Tolerates periods of inundation


  • Full sun preferred
  • Wet soil to shallow water
Philydrum lanuginosum – Woolly Water Lily
Philydrum lanuginosum – Woolly Water Lily