Updated: Jun 4
American lotus (Nelumbo lutea) is a species of aquatic plant with fragrant, pale yellow flowers and bowl-shaped leaves that grow on stalks above the water. Other common names include yellow lotus, water-chinquapin, and volée. It is native to North America. Wikipedia
You can help scientists understand how climate change is impacting this species by using the phenophase guide to observe its lifecycle in Nature's Notebook.