Dried water lily flower
Dried water lily flower : The lotus flower, scientifically named ” Nymphaeaceae “, native to South Africa, is one of the most popular plants, often seen in pink and blue. The lotus is an aquatic plant and is also known as the lotus, water lily. Aquatic plants in general do not have special and complex maintenance and their only need is the constant presence of water and the static water, so it is suitable for beginners. Lotus is a herbaceous and aquatic plant with very large leaves that float on the surface of the water, whose rhizomes are buried in the water bed and have very long petioles.
Lotus seeds are produced in a circular pod located in the center of the flower. The lotus seed can last for a long time and maintain its ability to germinate. A lotus seed can become a plant after 1300 years of latency. Lotus flowers are usually white, pink, blue and yellow. The flowers of many lotus specimens open in the morning and close in the evening. Lotus flowers are found in some countries such as China, India, Egypt and Thailand. The lotus plant can reach a height of 49 inches (124 cm), but spreads horizontally (in terms of width) by 305 cm. The diameter of a lotus flower is 20 cm. The flowers, leaves, seeds and roots of the lotus are edible and are often used in Asian cuisine.
Older and larger leaves are used for food packaging. Lotus is rich in fiber and B vitamins. It is also a rich source of iron and other important minerals. Dried lotus flags are used to make aromatic tea. Flowering time of this plant is from late June to late September. The European lotus is native to East America and is distributed in India in the waters of the Kashmir Lakes and in Europe, Asia and other parts of the world. In Iran, in northern Iran, between Rasht and Lahijan, it grows in stagnant waters.
Yellow lotus or lotus is seen in the water of Sarab in Kermanshah. There is another species of Egyptian lotus. There are other species with red flowers and yellowish white flowers that are less common in Iran and are only imported for decoration in some gardens. for more information please read Iran lotus or water lily specification .
Lotus flower specifications
- Scientifically named : Nymphaeaceae
- Order : Proteales
- Family : Nelumbonaceae
- Genus : Nelumbo
- Native : South Africa and East America
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