I have a question regarding MTG rules and how can be applied. In this case, it's about lands that can become creatures. I was checking this one-mana EDH deck, and I saw that the Commander has this ability:

Horde of Notions {W}{U}{B}{R}{G}

Legendary Creature — Elemental (5/5)

Vigilance, trample, haste

{W}{U}{B}{R}{G}: You may play target Elemental card from your graveyard without paying its mana cost.

Even the oldest treefolk was but an acorn when Lorwyn’s first mysteries were born.

I was wondering: if the land was killed and sent to the graveyard while being a creature by any X reason (say "Lightning bolt"), is it possible to retrieve it back using this ability? For example, Celestial Colonnade can turn into an Elemental until end of turn.

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    Please do not include deck lists in questions like this. They're simply not relevant. You can instead refer to a specific cards that are relevant to your question. The edit I've made to your question shows what I mean
    – murgatroid99
    Jun 21, 2019 at 0:59

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No, Horde of Notions cannot do anything with a land card that died as a creature. The key rule is rule 400.7:

An object that moves from one zone to another becomes a new object with no memory of, or relation to, its previous existence.

If a land card like Celestial Colonnade dies as a creature, the effect that made it a creature doesn't continue to apply to the card in the graveyard. While it's in the graveyard, it's just a land card.

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