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Sacred Water Lily, Lotus (Nelumbo nucifera)

Northern Piedmont, NC(Zone 7b)

Common name: Sacred Water Lily, Lotus
Family: Nelumbonaceae
Genus: Nelumbo
Species nucifera

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Thumbnail by JJsgarden
Everson, WA(Zone 8a)

JJ, the color in this is absolutely breathtaking. What a wonderful photograph.

Newcastle, ON(Zone 5a)

oh yes..I agree..beautiful
misty pink and turquoise..almost irridescent!
Would love to see it open.

Newcastle, ON(Zone 5a)

oh..I just found it open..I clicked on the is just lovely..

Northern Piedmont, NC(Zone 7b)

Thanks all! I was so excited to see my first bud and watch it till it dropped it's petals. Truely beautiful at each stage of bloom.

roxbydowns, Australia

This is the most favourite flower for Hindu God and Godess. In Hindu mythology , it indicates Blue lotus used to be available in Manas Lake in Tribet. Have anybody seen any Blue Lotus?

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