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Nelumbo lutea Willd.
American lotus
NELU

Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Summer
After Harvest Regrowth Rate
Bloat None
C:N Ratio Medium
Coppice Potential No
Fall Conspicuous No
Fire Resistant No
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Conspicuous Yes
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Porosity Summer
Foliage Porosity Winter
Foliage Texture Coarse
Fruit/Seed Color Brown
Fruit/Seed Conspicuous Yes
Growth Form Rhizomatous
Growth Rate Moderate
Height at 20 Years, Maximum (feet)
Height, Mature (feet) 3.0
Known Allelopath No
Leaf Retention No
Lifespan Long
Low Growing Grass No
Nitrogen Fixation None
Resprout Ability No
Shape and Orientation Erect
Toxicity None
Growth Requirements
Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Medium Textured Soils Yes
Anaerobic Tolerance High
CaCO3 Tolerance Medium
Cold Stratification Required No
Drought Tolerance None
Fertility Requirement Medium
Fire Tolerance None
Frost Free Days, Minimum 130
Hedge Tolerance None
Moisture Use High
pH, Minimum 4.6
pH, Maximum 8.7
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum 302
Planting Density per Acre, Maximum 1746
Precipitation, Minimum
Precipitation, Maximum
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) 12
Salinity Tolerance None
Shade Tolerance Intolerant
Temperature, Minimum (°F) -36
Reproduction
Bloom Period Mid Summer
Commercial Availability Routinely Available
Fruit/Seed Abundance Medium
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Summer
Fruit/Seed Period End Fall
Fruit/Seed Persistence Yes
Propagated by Bare Root Yes
Propagated by Bulb Yes
Propagated by Container No
Propagated by Corm No
Propagated by Cuttings No
Propagated by Seed Yes
Propagated by Sod No
Propagated by Sprigs No
Propagated by Tubers No
Seed per Pound
Seed Spread Rate Moderate
Seedling Vigor Medium
Small Grain No
Vegetative Spread Rate Rapid
Suitability/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No
Christmas Tree Product No
Fodder Product No
Fuelwood Product
Lumber Product No
Naval Store Product No
Nursery Stock Product No
Palatable Browse Animal
Palatable Graze Animal
Palatable Human Yes
Post Product No
Protein Potential
Pulpwood Product No
Veneer Product No
 
 
Time Generated: 10/25/2014 01:19 PM MDT