The Hindu Water Lily (Nelumbo nucifera)

Hindu Water Lily The Nelumbo nucifera (CC by T. Voekler) Nelumbo nucifera aka by numerous common names including Indian lotus, sacred lotus, bean of India, or simply lotus, is one of two species of aquatic plant in the family Nelumbonaceae.  “An individual lotus can live for over a thousand years and has the rare ability to revive into…