Occurs naturally in the wetlands of tropical Australia, in billabongs and permanent lagoons.
The enormous leaves stand proud of the water. The large pink flowers have a yellow centre.
The rich peanutty tasting seeds can be eaten raw. More mature seeds can be roasted and crushed for a coffee like beverage.
The young leaves and roots can be cooked or eaten raw.
Also known as Sacred lotus, Pink waterlily, Red waterlily.