Botany Photo of the Day will have brief written entries on weekends, holidays and my vacations from April through September. I’m on vacation today. – Daniel
Thank you to “yousatonmycactus”@UBC Botanical Garden Forums (aka Guy Webb) of Ventura, California for today’s photograph. The original image, and a series of related ones by Guy, can be seen in this thread. Much appreciated, Guy!
Indian lotus is native to southeast Asia, though it has become naturalized in Australia and other areas of Asia. Wikipedia provides a detailed account of the economic, botanical and cultural importance of Nelumbo nucifera.