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Lakes and ponds. Backwaters of rivers.
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.
Swink, F. and G. Wilhelm. 1994. Plants of the Chicago Region.
Indiana Academy of Science. The Morton Arboretum. Lisle, Illinois.
Michael Hough © 2005