I don't recall that I have every seen these in flower before. I remember seeing the pots in the water feature at the college - pots of soil with dead looking sticks just a couple of inches high.Over the past few weeks I have watched as the sticks began to sprout new leaves and soon there was a lush green growth from each pot.This week I discovered the flowers. Lotus Flowers I am told. They are beautiful flowers - perhaps with a fragrance (I do not know as the flowers are beyond reach in the pond). They photograph well.