Saturday, August 14, 2010

Lotus

The most impressive flower in the water garden at Como Zoo is the lotus. Although the lotus is an aquatic plant it is not a waterlily. The main difference is the circular seed pod in the center of the lotus which is much different from the structure of the water lily. Seeds from the seed pod can remain viable for years, under the right conditions.

8 comments:

Arija said...

The Lotus is always a joy to behold and you have captured it so well.

Carver said...

The lotus is so beautiful and I love the light on this one.

JJ said...

Never seen one before - beautiful.

Denise said...

Lotus' are amazing flowers as seen in this lovely photo.

lotusleaf said...

Lovely lotus!

Lui said...

Hauntingly beautiful!

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Beautiful flower and beautiful photo.

KaHolly said...

Incredible shot! The seed pod looks as though it has been delicately placed and is balancing precariously. ~karen