Lotus in Big Lake, Welder Wildlife Refuge, San Patricio County, TX
Occasional in still waters in wetlands and stock ponds.
American Lotus, at the pond in Cincinnati Nature Center, Milford, OH (ID courtesy of CNC)
Nelumbo lutea is a species of flowering plant of the order Proteales that is native to North America. Common names include American Lotus, Yellow Lotus, and Water-chinquapin.