Lotus or waterlily is an aquatic plant of Nymphaea
family with broad floating leaves and bright fragrant
flowers that waters.
leaves and flowers float and have long stems that
contain air spaces.
big attractive flowers have many petals overlapping
in a symmetrical pattern.
root functions are carried out by rhizomes that fan
out horizontally through the mud below the water.
prized for their serene beauty, are delightful to behold
as their blossoms open on the surface of a pond.
In India the sacred lotus is legendary and much folklore
and religious mythology is woven around it.