Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2682

Floating-leaved aquatic (rooted); Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon (rare in NC Piedmont)

Look for it in ponds, natural lakes, sluggish streams, freshwater tidal marshes, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun Aquatic

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate
Leaves peltate, petioles to 1m or more long

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Yellow
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
Numerous perianth parts, sepals grading into petals
Numerous stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Proteales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Nelumbo lutea   FAMILY Nelumbonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Nelumbo lutea   FAMILY Nelumbonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 074-01-001:
Nelumbo lutea   FAMILY Nelumbonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Nelumbo lutea

 

COMMON NAME:
Yonkapin, American Lotus-lily, Yellow Nelumbo, Pond-nuts


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image of Nelumbo lutea

Keith Bradley    kab_nelumbo_lutea_75276

June    Palm Beach County    FL

Lake Okeechobee

image of Nelumbo lutea

Keith Bradley    kab_nelumbo_lutea_75289

June    Palm Beach County    FL

Lake Okeechobee

Flowers erect, above the water, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.

image of Nelumbo lutea

Keith Bradley    kab_nelumbo_lutea_75290

June    Palm Beach County    FL

Lake Okeechobee

Perianth parts numerous, sepals grading into petals, stamens numerous, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.

image of Nelumbo lutea

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmnlutea_cg1

Month Unknown        

image of Nelumbo lutea

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmnlutea_cg3

Month Unknown        

Leaf blades peltate, usually raised above the water, obicular, to 70cm wide, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.


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