Nelumbo lutea Willd.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Nelumbo lutea Willd.

  • Description

    Species Description - Lvs 3–7 dm wide; peduncles rising to 1 m above the water, the solitary, pale yellow fl 15–25 cm wide; mature receptacle 1 dm wide, flat on top, the acorn-like frs 1 cm thick; 2n=16. In quiet water; irregularly from N.Y. and s. Ont. to Minn., s. to Fla., Tex., and W.I.; N. Engl., where probably only intr. Summer. (?N. pentapetala)

  • Common Names

    American lotus-lily, water-chinquapin