Sacred Water Lily, Lotus (Nelumbo nucifera)

Northern Piedmont, NC(Zone 7b)

Sacred Water Lily, Lotus
Nelumbo nucifera

Fertile seeds are plump and hard.

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil(Zone 11)

My sister found one of those when she went to South Africa. She had no idea of what it was, and to be honest, I only figured out it was a Lotus´ fruit only recently. Still, I have it decorating the desk in my bedroom.

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