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Graine a Voler

It is a water plant with the name, American lotus. In Louisiana we call it Graine a Voler, or seeds that fly. The flower is magnificent in all forms, bud or fully blown. The seed pod contains about 25 seeds that can be eaten raw or cooked. The roots and leaf parts were used by the American Indians for food and medicinal purposes.
To come upon a water field of the Graine a Voler blooming in mid-summer is a sight one never forgets. The leaves, or pads, or huge and can be worn as a sunhat. They hold rainwater that the birds seek. The flowers open shortly after sunrise and wane as the sunsets.
The flowers do not last as cut flowers, perhaps for only a few hours if one takes great care in transporting them from the water fields.
Graine a Voler Growing in Natural Environment
Graine a Voler Growing in Natural Environment
Misty, Moisty Morning
Misty, Moisty Morning
As Far As the Eye Can See
As Far As the Eye Can See
Always have your camera ready
Always have your camera ready
Graine a' Voler
Graine a' Voler
Alligator on a Lily Pad
Alligator on a Lily Pad
Egrets on Graine a Voler Pads in Early Morn
Egrets on Graine a Voler Pads in Early Morn
The Break of Dawn
The Break of Dawn
Graine a' voler (Nelumbo lutea)
Graine a' voler (Nelumbo lutea)
Sunrise in Louisiana Marsh
Sunrise in Louisiana Marsh
Water Field of Graine a Voler in Early Morning
Water Field of Graine a Voler in Early Morning
Graine a Voler (The American Lotus)
Graine a Voler (The American Lotus)
A Little Bit of Heaven on the Bayou
A Little Bit of Heaven on the Bayou
Graine a' Voler - American Lotus
Graine a' Voler - American Lotus
Graine a' Voler (American Lotus)
Graine a' Voler (American Lotus)
Graine a Voler (Seeds in the Air) - American Lotus
Graine a Voler (Seeds in the Air) - American Lotus
Photographing in the Wetlands
Photographing in the Wetlands
Shooting the Graine a Voler
Shooting the Graine a Voler
Lake Bouef, Louisiana
Lake Bouef, Louisiana
Early morning sun in the lotus water fields
Early morning sun in the lotus water fields