The Vascular Plants of Iowa

An Annotated Checklist and Natural History

University of Iowa Press Digital Editions


Group Name:
Angiosperms: Dicotyledons
Family Name:
Nymphaeaceae
Genus:
Nelumbo Adanson Adanson
Genus Note:
Some authors place in Nelumbonaceae
Species:
Nelumbo lutea (Willd.) Pers.
Species Common Name:
American lotus
Habitat:
Shallow water; backwaters of rivers
Abundance and Distribution:
Frequent to rare in Mississippi R. basin; rare along Missouri R.; introduced into a few interior lakes
Origin:
Native
Iowa and Its Flora:
More information about plants of Missouri River Alluvium Region: Oxbows
Link to this record:
http://uipress.lib.uiowa.edu/vpi/DetailsPage.aspx?species_id=SPEd1e8805