Nymphaea Odorata is the fancy name for the water lilies we see in our small lakes. I was able to take these pictures earlier this month.
I’ve learned that the following parts can be eaten raw: flowers, leaves, ripe seeds.
Flowerbuds can be cooked and the rhizome can be boiled or roasted.
I have never tried eating any parts of the water lily, but I know I enjoy seeing them floating on the top of the water.