Lotus Plants and Pods at the ODNR Fish Hatchery

Lotus Plants and Pods at the ODNR Fish Hatchery

During our trip to the Fish Hatchery, Anne and I were fascinated by the variety and diversity of the lotus seed pods so I took many photos of the lotus plants and pods.  

The lotus plant –flowers, seeds, young leaves, roots- are all edible. Lotus plants have a distinctive dried seed head that looks like a watering can spout.   Lotus seeds have nutritional and medicinal uses.  The seeds are edible and can be cooked or eaten raw.  The seeds are harvested in August and September and are dried in the sun by the growers. 

Photos of the lotus plant and seed pods.  Enjoy.

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