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American Lotus

Nelumbo lutea Willd.

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Nelumbo lutea (American Lotus) is a species of perennial herb in the family Nelumbonaceae. It has a self-supporting growth form. It is native to the contiguous United States, Canada, North America, and eastern north america. American Lotus has simple, broad leaves and yellow flowers. Flowers are visited by Prosopis Fabricius 1804. American Lotus is a photoautotroph. Individuals can grow to 3 feet.

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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of American lotus. View this species on GBIF