Went to Lake Erie again and got some great shots this year. More to come.
Close up of bud.
Lake Erie in the background.
Lotus beds — Monroe. The endangered American lotus is part of Lake Erie\\\'s heritage. The flowers usually bloom in late July or early to mid-August. They\\\'re an endangered species, so please do not pick. Also do not travel through flowers. Some places to see them: LaPlaisance Rd. to E. Dunbar Rd., turn east; clear viewing just over I-75; along the north side of Allen Cove Rd. just east of I-75 at Luna Pier; Lake Erie Metropark in Rockwood.
Phtograh taken by Rufud DeRouen, Diamond Bar, CA at the Huntington Library in San Marino, CA.
a whole passel of blooms
An american lotus root grown from seed.
An american lotus root on a plate ready to be eaten. The root is bitter and taste-less.
Nelumbo lutea, Branch library retention pond, Venice, Florida, August, 2005
American Lotus (Nelumbo lutea)
Nelumbo lutea, Branch library retention pond, Venice, Florida, August, 2007
The bud before the flower opens
The seed pod soon after the petals fall.
Chesapeake and Delaware Canal Dog Training Area Pond Full of Lotus