Carolinas and Georgia

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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 (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 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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Look for it in ponds, natural lakes, sluggish streams, freshwater tidal marshes, per Weakley's Flora

Floating-leaved aquatic (rooted); Forb
Perennial

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

Uncommon (rare in NC Piedmont)

 

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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Nelumbo lutea   FAMILY Nelumbonaceae

Yonkapin, American Lotus-lily, Yellow Nelumbo, Pond-nuts