Calflora
Taxon  Report   9166    
Nelumbo lutea  Willd.
American lotus
Nelumbo lutea
© 2006 Molly M McGinnis
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Nelumbo lutea, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California.

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Family: NELUMBONACEAE  
Genus: Nelumbo
Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Nelumbium luteum
PLANTS: Nelumbo pentapetala
PLANTS: Nymphaea pentapetala
More information about  Nelumbo lutea
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (NELU)

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 17, 2018).

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