The lotus (Nelumbo nucifera) is an emergent aquatic plant that grows with its roots in the ground at the bottom of the water source and its flowers and leaves on its surface.

Lotus Flowers

It is native to the tropical regions of Asia. It’s the national flower of Vietnam and India. Lotus, also known as simply lotus, sacred lotus, or Indian lotus, is one of two species[1] of aquatic plants in the Nelumbonaceae family.

Lotus Flowers

The lotus, sometimes mistakenly referred to as a water Lily, is available in shades from bright pink to white. The plant has 2 round leaves that typically float on the water.

Nelumbo Nucifera

The flower is located on a stem above the leaves. The lotus ranges from small to large, with the most giant leaves measuring two feet in diameter. Lotuses are beautiful and sacred flowers, making them a great addition to any water feature.

Pink Lotus Flowers

Suggested Reading: Flower Names and Pictures

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Key References
  • [1]“Nelumbo nucifera (sacred lotus)”. Accessed November 27, 2021. Link.


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