Don't Worry, Echo Park's Lotuses Aren't Dead
Don't panic: the iconic lotus plants at Echo Park Lake that are looking brown and dead right now are just fine.
Now McDonald is assuring us that these lotus plants are just fine. He told the Los Angeles Times, "The lotus are deciduous. They grow part of the year and the other part of the year they’re dormant .… The lotus are going to come back."
So it turns out that Los Angeles—despite its 80-degree Christmases—does have seasons.