Jan. 9, 2017

American lotus, Nelumbo lutea

Most of the previous images had dark or monochrome backgrounds. This takes background to the other extreme, The lotus are part of the image, but their habitat, and of course the swans, are as much a part. Lotus may have the largest flower of any of our plants. I don't know a bigger one. It grows in AL, AR, CA, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI(T), MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, NJ(E), NY, OH, OK, PA(E), SC, TN, TX, VA, WI, and ON. Monroe Co MI, 8/17/13