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American LotusScientific Name: Nelumbo spp.
•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).