Nelumbo lutea (Willd.) Pers. - American Lotus


 

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Nelumbo lutea - (image 1 of 5)

 

Taxonomy

Family: Nymphaeaceae

Habitat

Lakes and ponds. Backwaters of rivers.

Associates

 

 Distribution

 

Morphology

 

Notes

Flowers late July to early August.

Wetland indicator: Obligate

Lotus usually blooms during the hottest part of the summer. The flowers are enormous and pleasantly fragrant. The fragrance is very much like that of Nymphaea odorata.

Bibliography

Swink, F. and G. Wilhelm. 1994. Plants of the Chicago Region.
Indiana Academy of Science. The Morton Arboretum. Lisle, Illinois.
 


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