American Lotus (Nelumbo lutea)
7 July 2016
Denton, Denton County, Texas
Lots of American Lotus at Unicorn Lake and the adjoining smaller drainage pond as well.
Nelumbo lutea is a species of flowering plant in the monotypic family Nelumbonaceae. Common names include American lotus, yellow lotus, water-chinquapin, and volée. It is native to North America. The Linnaean binomial Nelumbo lutea (Willd.) is the currently recognized name for this species, which has been classified under the former names Nelumbium luteum and Nelumbo pentapetala, among others.