Nelumbo lutea (Willd.) Pers.

Flowers are large, yellow-white

Flower and a seedpod

Seedpod with seeds

Empty seedpod in winter

  • Scientific name: Nelumbo lutea (Willd.) Pers.
  • Common Name: American Lotus, Yellow Lotus
  • Group: Dicot
  • Family: Nelumbonaceae (Water Chinquapin family)
  • Wetland Indicator Category: OBL
  • Growth Form: Floating-leaved, Emergent
  • Grows in rivers, ponds, lakes, wetland pools, and backwaters of reservoirs
  • Native