The Main Plant entry for Lotuses (Nelumbo)

This database entry exists to show plant data and photos that apply generically to all Lotuses.

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Uses: Water gardens

on display at a local garden centre

Photo gallery:
Location: Wyee, N.S.W., AustraliaDate: 2013-02-26on display at a local garden centre
By carolem
Give a thumbs up
Location: Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney, N.S.W., AustraliaDate: 2013-03-28
By carolem
Give a thumbs up
Location: Lake Macquarie, N.S.W., AustraliaDate: 2013-03-28Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney, N.S.W.
By carolem
Give a thumbs up
Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, GaDate: 2018-06-07Lotus 015
By dawiz1753
Give a thumbs up
Date: 2010-07-25Photo courtesy of: Yoko Nekonomania
By admin
Give a thumbs up
Location: Wyee Nursery, Wyee, N.S.W., AustraliaDate: 2013-02-26
By carolem
Give a thumbs up
Location: Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney, N.S.W., AustraliaDate: 2013-03-28
By carolem
Give a thumbs up
Date: 2010-07-25Photo courtesy of: Yoko Nekonomania
By admin
Give a thumbs up
Date: 2010-07-25Photo courtesy of: Yoko Nekonomania
By admin
Give a thumbs up
Date: 2010-07-24Photo courtesy of: Yoko Nekonomania
By admin
Give a thumbs up
Date: 2010-07-25Photo courtesy of: Yoko Nekonomania
By admin
Give a thumbs up
Date: 2010-07-25Photo courtesy of: Yoko Nekonomania
By admin
Give a thumbs up
Date: 2016-09-10
By bwv998
Give a thumbs up
Date: 2010-07-23Photo courtesy of: Yoko Nekonomania
By admin
Give a thumbs up
Date: 2010-07-25Photo courtesy of: Yoko Nekonomania
By admin
Give a thumbs up
Date: 2010-07-21Photo courtesy of: Yoko Nekonomania
By admin
Give a thumbs up
Date: 2010-07-25Photo courtesy of: Yoko Nekonomania
By admin
Give a thumbs up
Date: 2010-07-25Photo courtesy of: Yoko Nekonomania
By admin
Give a thumbs up

Comments:
Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on May 20, 2013 9:03 PM

"Nelumbo is a genus of aquatic plants with large, showy flowers resembling the water lily, but not closely related to it. It is commonly called lotus, though this name may be applied to other genera, and there is an unrelated genus Lotus. The generic name is derived from the Sinhalese word Nelum. There are only two known living species in the genus. The sacred lotus (N. nucifera) is native to Asia, and is the better known of the two. The American lotus (N. lutea) is native to North America and the Caribbean. Horticultural hybrids have been produced between these two geographically separated species. A third, extinct species, N. aureavallis, is known from Eocene fossils from North Dakota, United States.

The leaves of Nelumbo can be distinguished from those of genera in the Nymphaeaceae as they are peltate, that is they have fully circular leaves. Nymphaea, on the other hand, has a single characteristic notch from the edge in to the center of the lily pad. The seedpod of Nelumbo is very distinctive."

Taken from wikipedia's page at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N...

[ Reply to this comment | Give a thumbs up ]

Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Mystery seeds by simes303 Dec 6, 2018 2:40 AM 3
Best fertilizer? by quercusnut Jun 23, 2018 6:02 PM 6
Ancient Ohga Lotus Seeds Available? by EscondidoCal Jun 1, 2018 3:31 PM 0
Spatterdock, Cow Lily, yellow pond lily, Nuphar lutea by needrain May 23, 2018 6:10 PM 11
Nelumbo nucifera var. caspicum by quercusnut Apr 15, 2018 1:36 PM 8
What else do we grow in 2018 by hawkarica Dec 7, 2018 8:20 PM 1,199
What is this? by IJsbrandtGA Dec 7, 2017 11:19 PM 6
Is Lotus toxic to cats? by tikipod Jan 3, 2018 8:34 AM 1
How are your tropicals growing? Pic's of course by Christine Nov 20, 2017 8:30 PM 243
Lotus tubers for sale or trade by Watersprite Feb 18, 2017 12:08 AM 4

« Add a new plant to the database

« The Plants Database Front Page

Today's site banner is by dirtdorphins and is called "Cedrus atlantica"