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American Lotus


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Native Growing Area

Scientific Name: Nelumbo lutea

Common Names: American Lotus


American Lotus (Nelumbo lutea) or Water Lily is a close relative of the sacred lotus of Egypt. It grows in quiet waters of South and East Texas. At maturity the flat topped seed pod floats away, releasing seeds in new locations as it decays.

Bloom Color(s): yellow

Foliage Color(s): Green

Duration: Perennial

Bloom Period: June to September

Plant Family: Nelumbonaceae

Growth Habit: Forb/herb