American Lotus

Nelumbo lutea
Scale 5 Diat: photosynthetic , Hierachy 1
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Nelumbo lutea has a SPREAD of 1 (requires a POLLINATOR). • Nelumbo lutea is considered to be an INVASIVE species of Plantae cards of 4/5/6 scale.

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Graphic by Joanna
Nelumbo lutea is a species of flowering plant of the order Proteales that is native to North America. Common names include American Lotus, Yellow Lotus, and Water-chinquapin. Like the Asian species Nelumbo nucifera, the American Lotus is an emergent aquatic plant. It grows in lakes and swamps, as well as areas subject to flooding. The roots are anchored in the mud, but the leaves and flowers emerge above […] read more