Abundant in shallow margins of reservoir, Adams Lake. Was not able to reach a blossom for a photo, alas. They were beautiful.
Local name = Yellow lotus. Large colonies in the lake.
Brief description of what you observed
Nelumbo lutea is a species of flowering plant in the monotypic family Nelumbonaceae. Common names include American lotus, yellow lotus, water-chinquapin, and volée. It is native to North America. The Linnaean binomial Nelumbo lutea (Willd.) is the currently recognized name for this species, which has been classified under the former names Nelumbium luteum and Nelumbo pentapetala, among others.