A case of mistaken identity

The flowers on the ring pond by DZero, often mistaken for water lilies, are actually American lotuses. Photo: Alex Waller, AD

Editor’s note: Yesterday we ran a photo of flowers floating on the ring pond by DZero, incorrectly identifying them as water lilies. Judy Jackson, former head of communication at Fermilab, set us straight:


Aug. 20, 2012

Dear Fermilab Today,

Actually those “water lilies” in today’s issue of Fermilab Today are not water lilies but American lotus, Nelumbo lutea. I think fondly of them, because they made a great centerpiece for the lunch table when the Deputy Secretary of Energy came calling a couple of years ago. Fermilab Today is looking good these days!

Best,
Judy Jackson