John Bryan
Fri, 02 Sep 2005 14:17:10 PDT
Dear Dennis;

Nelumbo lutea is a perennial rhizomatous aquatic herb The rhizome is
cylindrical, spongy, wide spreading and swollen. Family Nelumbonaceae.
It is more correctly a hydrophyte. Geophytes, strictly speaking are
below ground, not water. Cheers, John E. Bryan

Dennis Kramb wrote:
> Does Nelumbo lutea classify as a geophyte?
> Dennis in Cincinnati
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