Lotus: Nelumbo nucifera


Lotus flowers are considered sacred in China, Tibet and India and the lotus flower is symbolic in Hindu and Buddhist religions as lotus displays all the different stages of growth simultaneously – bud, flower and seed pod.

8 thoughts on “Lotus: Nelumbo nucifera

    • Thanks Gilly, I also thought they were the same plant, but then I hadn’t actually seen any and I think some water-lilies were known as lotus flowers – they clearly are very different.

  1. A splendid post Jude. I particularly love the lead photo with its striations. Serenity is what these photos give, and what I need a bit of, now we’re eight! I’ve grabbed time alone – in the laundromat, and with Internet connection – none at my daughter’s.

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