This is my kinda plant. A piece breaks off, just stick it in the ground and it grows. And..it comes back every year. I’m a bit suspicious of it, so I keep it in a pot. Anything that grows that easily is bound to have no qualms about taking over an area.
For Cee’s Flower of the Flower of the Day Challenge FOTD. I’ll admit, that first one looks like and alien:) The name of this one I know because I took these pictures in the summer at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens at the pond. And..I read the tag. It is a lotus flower !!