Nelumbo Nucifera Noteworthy Characteristics

Nelumbo nucifera is frequently alleged angelic lotus in advertence to the angelic and allegorical cachet the annual holds in Buddhism and Hinduism. It is built-in to Asia and Australia. It is a large-flowered lotus that about grows 3-6’ alpine in bank baptize and spreads by thickened rhizomes abiding in the mud. This is a bordering amphibian abiding that appearance rounded, parasol-like, upward-cupped, adhering blooming leaves (to 2’ across) that arise aloft the baptize on continued petioles which attach at the average of the blade base (peltate). Large, cupped, fragrant, blush or white flowers (8-12” diameter) arise in summer on annealed stems aloft the foliage. Anniversary annual blooms for about three days, aperture in the morning and closing at night anniversary day. Flowers are followed by nut-like fruits that are imbedded in the collapsed apparent of a turbinate (inversely conical) bowl (2-3” diameter) which resembles the appearance of a watering can rose. Receptacles access a coarse arrangement if broiled (suggestive of wasps’ nests) and are awful admired for broiled annual arrangements. The rhizomes, leaves and seeds of lotus are comestible and are sometimes acclimated in Asian cooking.

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