Nelumbo lutea (Willd.) Pers.

American Lotus

Leaves round, somewhat cupped, held above the water. Leaf stalks 1-2 m tall, 30-60 cm wide, blue-green. Flowers to about 25 cm wide, cup-shaped, yellow and fragrant, held above the leaves.

E North America to W Indies and Columbia

Source: Marshall, N.; Spencer, R. (1997). Nymphaeaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

Nelumbo lutea 'Flavescens'

Smaller plant with reduced flowers and has a red spot on both leaves and flower petals.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Proteanae
order      Proteales
family       Nelumbonaceae
genus        Nelumbo Adans.