Sacred Lotus - Nelumbo Nucifera

Sacred Lotus Flower

Common name: Sacred Lotus, Indian Lotus
Scientific name: Nelumbo Nucifera
Height: 0.3 m
Growth rate: Normal
Span: 1
ABP Index: 4.0 (Aesthetics 4.0, Solidarity 4.0) 

The sacred lotus, Nelumbo nucifera, symbolizes purity, with lovely white and pink blossoms emerging from the mud beneath the water where it grows. For the Buddhist, lotus represents a noble character, the soul battling against the material world to reach the light. It is also a Confucian model for the enlightened man. The lotus is also valued for its dramatic blue-green foliage, which spans the seasons from late summer into autumn, when the leaves change to withered browns with the first frost.

Sacred Lotus Bud

Sacred Lotus Flower Details

Sacred Lotus Leaves and Pods

Sacred Lotus Stem

Sacred Lotus Pod

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