Specimen Information

Nelumbo nucifera
Nelumbo nucifera
(sacred lotus)
Plants
Exotic

Specimen ID1613759
GroupPlants
GenusNelumbo
Speciesnucifera
Common Namesacred lotus
StateRI
CountyProvidence
LocalityMeshanticut Pond, Meshanticut State Park
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameNarragansett
HUC8 Number01090004
HUC10 NamePawtuxet River
HUC10 Number0109000406
HUC12 NamePawtuxet River
HUC12 Number010900040609
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Collection Year2018
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayescaped captivity | planted ornamental
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:33539
Author:Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management.
Date:2019
Title:DEM Recruiting Volunteers To Harvest Invasive Lotus Plant Pods From Meshanticut Pond In Cranston
Publisher:Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management
Reference 2
Ref. Number:33540
Author:ecoRI News staff.
Date:2019
Title:Fast-Spreading Lotus Takes Over Cranston Lake
Publisher:ecoRI News
CommentsFirst documented in Meshanticut Pond in 2018, the lotus patch is believed to have been growing for about five years.
Record TypeLiterature
Earliest Recordstate
VerifierRhode Island Department of Environmental Management
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Size1.25 acres


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2019]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [10/19/2019].

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