The seed pod of a Nelumbo nucifera 'Rosea Plena'. (Water Lotus) June 2009
A dark hue of pink calls for a closer shot. Very beautiful Lotus cultivar - Rosea Plena. Photo by Karen Manasco 2007.
One of many beautiful blooms of Rosea Plena. (Note the honey bee seeking treasure from the blossom.)
A local tree frog perches atop Nelumbo nucifera Rosea Plena.
A pod of the Rosea Plena holds many seeds, yet only 8 will be viable. Pod will dry and turn brown soon.
First blossom on newly-planted tuber.
A tub of Rosea Plena dumped in early spring 2010. The tubers will be divided and placed into 25 gallon buckets. They will bloom in the summer time.
A shot of Rosea Plena roots. Healthy, viable roots are white, firm and clean, while the dead root is dark and pliable. It should be disposed of.
A shot of Nelumbo nucifera foliage in late summer 2010 - Northeastern Oklahoma.