Taxon  Report   9166    
Nelumbo lutea  Willd.
American lotus
Nelumbo lutea
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Nelumbo lutea, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California.

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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.
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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 23, 2019).