Namesake bonnets…

I have posted numerous images, photos and paintings featuring the Bonnet House in Ft. Lauderdale. Today I share images of it’s namesake, the Bonnet Lily (Nuphar advena), aka Spadderdock or Cow Lily. These lilies quietly reside in the pond on the east side of the Bonnet House residence. The flowers in bloom resemble small yellow “bonnets” adding an artistic touch to this historic artisan home of Frederic Clay Bartlett. A variety of turtles, fish and insects enjoy restng on the lilypads. Copyright 2021 Pamela Breitberg
Each stage of bloom is interesting. Here insects enjoy the nectar secreted by the yet-to-open Bonnet Lily bud. Copyright 2022 Pamela Breitberg
Closeup of Bonnet Lily emerging flower. Note that some thin, heart shaped leaves remain under the water. Copyright 2022 Pamela Breitberg
This Bonnet Lily scene is complicated with the reflection of tree refelctions in the pond. Copyright 2022 Pamela Breitberg

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