Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3994

Floating-leaved aquatic (rooted); Forb
Perennial

Non-native: Asia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

Look for it in ponds and lakes, per Weakley's Flora

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Aquatic

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

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Rhizomatous

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Pink
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 nucifera   FAMILY Nelumbonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Nelumbo nucifera   FAMILY Nelumbonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 074-01-002:
Nelumbo nucifera   FAMILY Nelumbonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Nelumbo nucifera

 

COMMON NAME:
Sacred Lotus, Oriental Lotus-lily, Pink Lotus


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image of Nelumbo nucifera

Keith Bradley    kab_n_nucifera_78571

August        Quebec, Canada

Similar to N. lutea, but the petals are pink, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.


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