Lotus / MN Native Yellow

MN Native Yellow
Nelumbo lutea


Lotus MN Native Yellow

Also known as the American Lotus, large very fragrant pale-yellow flowers rise well above the huge round pads with undulating margins.  Every part of the lotus is edible including seeds, tubers, shoots and blossoms.  Seed pods are often used in cut flower arrangements and dried pods last years.   Can be planted in natural waterways, but be wary: waterfowl, muskrats and other wildlife like to eat it too.

Size: Large

Zone: 2 – 10

Light: Sun