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American Lotus

Scientific Name: Nelumbo spp.

Distinguishing Characteristics:
Leaves nearly perfectly round with no cleft.
Leaves may be flat on surface or raised up to 3 feet high on stalk.
Showy flowers often yellow, but ornamental varieties range in colors from white to pink.
Round seedpods have a honeycomb appearance.
Very large and extensive root system (rhizomes).
Nelumbo spp. taken by Graves Lovell

Nelumbo spp. taken by Graves Lovell

Nelumbo spp. taken by Graves Lovell

Nelumbo spp. taken by Graves Lovell

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