This beautiful Lotus Lily was plucked from the crocodile infested Corroboree Billabong in between Darwin and Kakadu.  New growth for the new season of 2011 after water levels rose so high that the plant was drowned!

The seed pods can be cracked open and the seeds eaten raw.  Younger leaves can be eaten raw or cooked as can the roots.

Also called Sacred Lotus , pink water lily and red lily