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Of what appeared to be an artichoke plant discarded in the lake while the water was receding in late Summer now, this turns out to be a probable water lily or fresh-water aquatic plant. There were a couple of others laying on the shoreline. No root system or attachment of any type. Bright purple fibrous blooms which almost felt rubbery to the touch, attracting many bees.


Fresh water lake bank.

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Michelle Parish
Michelle Parish 10 years ago

Sure they do, mine did too... I think because we didn't harvest quite quick enough.

alicelongmartin 10 years ago

It is an Artichoke. I took pictures of several while I was in Austria.

deidreb9 10 years ago

! I have never seen one in bloom but it certainly looks like an artichoke doesn't it?

alicelongmartin 10 years ago

That is fascinating!

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Washington, USA

Spotted on Aug 21, 2011
Submitted on Aug 22, 2011

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