|YELLOW WATER LOTUS
Yellow lotus, Yellow lotus lily, Pond nut Nelumbo lutea -Nelumbonaceae, Lotus Lily Family
DESCRIPTION: Aquatic flowering perennial herb
Height: Leaves floating or held high above the water, submerged rhizomes
Flowers: Pale yellow to yellow, 10 inches wide, late spring to summer
Foliage: Circular, grayish-green above and green below, 12 to 24 inches wide, with stem attached to center of leaf
Growth rate: Fast
Sun: Full sun to partial shade
Maintenance: Medium: can easily get out of bounds
Propagation: Seeds or root division
NATIVE HABITAT: Resaca, ponds, quiet streams, canals, ditches and swamps
WILDLIFE USE: The floating leaves and submerged stems give shelter and food for many wetland animals.
COMMENTS: This showy pond plant is very aggressive, best if planted in a stout container, without holes, to control it from taking over your pond.