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Fly in the Brandy Bottle

Observed: 7th July 2013 By: ben rigsbyben rigsby’s reputation in Plantsben rigsby’s reputation in Plantsben rigsby’s reputation in Plantsben rigsby’s reputation in Plants
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Species with which Yellow water-lilly (Nuphar lutea) interacts

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Amadan's picture

I had to do a bit of googling

To make sense of the title! Never heard that name for it before: do you know the origin?

steve_t's picture

Brandy Bottle?

Geoffrey Grigson in his book The Englishman's Flora, says that the Yellow water-lilly is called Brandy Bottle because it said to smell of stale brandy dregs, although he thinks its scent is more like stale sweet white wine dregs.
Personally, I can't comment on the scent, as I've never be close enough to Yellow water-lilly flower to sample its perfume. Perhaps someone else has experience of its smell and can offer an opinion.

Steve