American Lotus


Common name : American Lotus, Yellow Lotus

Scientific name : Nelumbolutea

Family : Nelumbonaceae

Native land : Eastern North America

It is an herbaceous flowered aquatic perennial with large circular leaves. It is commonly

found in lakes and swamps, as well as areas subject to flooding. Flowering begins in late

spring and may continue into summer. This plant has a large tuber that is used as a food source. The seed of the plant is also edible. The seed of this plant is commonly known as ‘alligator corn’. The seed receptacles are popular additions to dried flower arrangements.

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