Nelumbo nucifera White Indian Lotus Flower


The Indian Lotus (Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn.), with its impressive,
white, pink or sometimes yellow flowers, also called Hindu Lotus,
is an aquatic plant from the Nelumbonaceae family.
The Indian Lotus (Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn.) is native to India,
Bangladesh, Southeast Asia and China.
The flowers, seeds, young leaves, stems and rhizomes (roots) are edible.
Lotus flowers are a Buddhist and Hindu symbol for purity and non-attachment
and are often used as offerings to Lord Buddha and Hindu gods.

Nelumbo nucifera, White Indian Lotus, Hindu Lotus
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Image: White Indian Lotus Flower (Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn.)
Photographer: Kitisak “Nat” Jaidee

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