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American Lotus – Nelumbo lutea – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

American Lotus, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (07/21/2013.) Scientific name is Nelumbo lutea.  It  is also known by the common names Water Lotus, Water Chinquapin, and Yellow Lotus.  Photo below was taken in Hamilton County, TN on July 20, 2013.  Go to the American Lotus detail page for more photos and information.

American Lotus, Water Lotus, Water Chinquapin, Yellow Lotus - Nelumbo lutea

American Lotus – Nelumbo lutea

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A Winter Walk on the Riverwalk – Hawks, Herons, and the American Lotus

Chattanooga has done a great job of developing its riverfront and greenways over the past 20 years.  The Riverwalk that runs for 10 miles along or near the Tennessee River from the Tennessee Aquarium on the riverfront in downtown Chattanooga all the way up to Chickamauga Dam is a jewel of that development.  It’s one that I’ve so far neglected to explore except for a couple of small pieces.  My wife, Cindy, and I will start trying to correct that neglect.  On Friday and Saturday we walked and photographed a section of the Riverwalk near the Amnicola Marsh, visited the bridge over Chickamauga Creek, and also enjoyed a Great Blue Heron rookery on the Chattanooga State Community College campus. Here are a few photographs from this past week.

Red-shouldered Hawk - Buteo lineatus by USWildflowers, on Flickr

Red-shouldered Hawk – Buteo lineatus – along the Riverwalk near Amnicola Marsh

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