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Florida Nature Facts #7 – American Lotus

by | Apr 19, 2018

The American lotus has extraordinarily large and beautiful pale yellow native aquatic wildflower has two amazing characteristics: one – the large circular lily pads (leaves) do not get wet on top, and water forms beads on top if splashed or rained on, but even cooler – the dried, pollinated flower is filled with seeds that can remain viable for centuries!

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Florida Nature Facts is a series about interesting facts about the flora, fauna and places that make Florida so amazing. Posts include nature photos that are short & sweet, and all about the native and naturalized wildlife that is all around us with just one or two interesting nature facts that you might not know about. If you want to find out even more, simply click on the image or links above!

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April 19, 2018
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