Nelumbo lutea Willd.
Family: Nelumbonaceae
American lotus-lily,  more...
[Nelumbium luteum Willd. (orthographic error),  more]
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Etymology: Nelumbo: Ceylonese word for Asian lotus
Plants: floating, perennial, 1 1/2'-3' tall aquatic; from fleshy rhizomes
Leaves: 12"-28" wide, un-notched, round, bluish-green, floating at first then held above the water, stalks attached at the center of the leaf pulling it into a shallow, funnel shape
Flowers: white to yellow, 7 or more-parted, 2"-10" wide, solitary on stalks held up to 3' above the water; blooms July-Sept.
Fruits: brown, acorn-like seeds in a flat-topped, conical receptacle
Habitat: ponds, lakes, quiet water less than 30" deep; in sediment soil
Conservation Status: Native
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William A. Smith  
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Hugh H. Iltis  
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