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Theydeserveit >> Flowers >> Types Of Flowers >> Lotus Flowers

Lotus Flowers

Lotuses render a romantic look to the otherwise paltry atmosphere. This spectacular flower has an imperial touch that makes the whole atmosphere around it filled with a soft trance of dreamlike beauty. According to the Chinese there is nothing as pleasing as watching a lotus growing. It's an unforgettable experience that is treasured and cherished for life. The color of Lotus flowers vary from red, pink, pale yellow to creamy white. A separate, long, tubular stalk holds each flower and each leaf.

Nelumbo nucifera is the scientific name of the sacred Lotus that is a spiritual symbol in many Eastern religions. Lotus flowers are the symbols of purity, divine wisdom, and individual's elevation from a low state of mind to a higher state of mind.

Lotus flowers bloom in muddy waters. Lotus flowers rise from mud and fill the atmosphere with nice fragrance. Lotus flowers can be sized from 8 to12 inches in diameter. Lotus flowers bloom just for three days. After that the petals fall silently on water. Within a short time the stem stays alone sans the flower. The large green seed head remains on the top of the stalk for long. Gradually it turns dark and ripe. The seeds are cone-shaped and the surface on the top is flat. The pod then merges into water again. It floats on water face down that the seeds fall on mud. Lotus flower seeds germinate in spring and give birth to new lotus plants.
The most astounding fact about Lotus flowers is that all parts of this flower are edible. The raw seeds can be eaten either raw or cooked. These seeds have an aroma similar to chestnut. Oil is extracted from the ripe seeds. Ripe seeds are often roasted and ground into flour. Lotus roots are starchy tubers and tastes like potatoes. The tender, young leaves are cooked as vegetables. The cover of the Lotus seeds is hard and impermeable. The seeds of some of the Lotuses live for over than 400 years. American Lotus or Nelumbo lutea can germinate after 200 years. Lotus seeds of 1,200 years have been discovered in China and these seeds have been germinated.

The cover of the Lotus seeds is hard and impermeable. The seeds of some of the Lotuses live for over than 400 years. American Lotus or Nelumbo lutea can germinate after 200 years. Lotus seeds of 1,200 years have been discovered in China and these seeds have been germinated.




The religious ties of Lotus flowers with Asian religions and mythology is quite old. In Hinduism and Buddhism Lotus flowers are regarded as the symbol of awakening to the spiritual thought. The blooming of Lotus symbolizes awakening of soul and spiritual thought.

Theydeserveit will provide it's readers with loads of information on Lotus Flowers. Hopefully the world of Lotus will bloom to make the world around you much more fragrant and rejuvenated with the majesty with which it blooms.




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