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My question for today is not, what plant is it. But where did I see it in Los Angeles? What place here will have such a beauty?

Nelumbo is a genus of aquatic plants with large, showy, water lily-like flowers commonly known as lotus or sacred lotus. The generic name is derived from the Sinhalese word Nelum. There are two species in the genus, the better known of which, N. nucifera, or “Sacred Lotus,” is the well-known national flower of Egypt, India and Vietnam.

There is residual disagreement over which family the genus should be placed in. Traditional classification systems recognized Nelumbo as part of the Nymphaeaceae (water lily) family, but traditional taxonomists were likely misled by evolutionary convergences associated with an evolutionary shift from a terrestrial to an aquatic life style. In the older classification systems it was recognized under the biological order Nymphaeales or Nelumbonales. Nelumbo is currently recognized as its own family, Nelumbonaceae, as one of several distinctive families in the eudicot order Proteales. Its closest living relatives are shrubs or trees (Proteaceae and Platanaceae).

These plants are unrelated to the bird’s-foot trefoils and deer-vetches of the genus Lotus.

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Meeli Loite Sonn is an freelance photographer based in Los Angeles county, USA. Meeli specialises in producing high-quality images of our all kind natural world, capturing the beauty and mystery of nature, animals, birds, plants, where she sees it. Its need good eye. Meeli’s love of nature does not end with the landscape, as she aspires to photograph all things natural in his own unique way. Her big passion is macro world.

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  • RichardKlos
    RichardKlosabout 4 years ago
  • Thanks very much my friend

    – loiteke

  • Fran E.
    Fran E.about 4 years ago

    Gorgeous lotus (or what’s left).

  • Thanks very much my friend

    – loiteke

  • Fred Mitchell
    Fred Mitchellabout 4 years ago

    Very interesting. Well seen and taken.

  • Thanks very much my friend

    – loiteke

  • robynart
    robynartabout 4 years ago

    Yes the seed pods of the Lotus flower nice shot!!

  • Thanks very much my friend

    – loiteke

  • tulay cakir
    tulay cakirabout 4 years ago

    perfect!

  • Thanks very much my friend

    – loiteke

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful work Meeli. Love it. Don.

  • Thanks very much my friend

    – loiteke

  • Mary Campbell
    Mary Campbellabout 4 years ago

    yep a seed pod from the lotus plants.

  • Thanks very much my friend

    – loiteke

  • Ana Belaj
    Ana Belajabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful image!anna

  • Thanks very much my friend

    – loiteke

  • canonman99
    canonman99about 4 years ago

    very unique looking, appreciate seeing these

  • Thanks very much my friend

    – loiteke

  • Vincent von Frese
    Vincent von Freseabout 4 years ago

    Thy appear like umbrellas.

  • Thanks very much my friend

    – loiteke

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