|It is quite obvious why showerhead was once called "lotus head" in Chinese. ;-) When lotus wilts and the petals fall off, all that remains is the cone shaped head. When it ripens, the seeds can be taken out (see the holes?). Lotus seeds can be eaten fresh, dried to be used in dishes, or even made into paste form for desserts. I took this photo this afternoon at the lotus pond at the university.|
Links: closeup image of the lotus head and seeds here, the wiki page on lotus seed here.