Abundant on Lake Raven
Great Meadows NWR-Concord Unit
Went to present to the Indian Trails Master Naturalists about Teaming with Wildlife -- before I did that, I ate an early dinner at this park in Waxahachie. It would potentially be a nice park if they'd just leave a bit more un-mowed.
Really big lily pads! A foot and a half or more across.
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.