Ancient Indian Lotus

This beautiful flower has great mythological and medicinal importance. This flower medium to large in size grows in small ponds and lakes. Leaves are round and large.indian-lotus_dsc7179-2

Flower and the fruits (right and Left)  in this picture. Scientific name – Nelumbo nucifera.indian-lotus_dsc7195I used to think Water lilly flower as lotus but after seeing this flower on a way to photograph birds near a lake we found this enroute. Lotus is really beautiful as described.

Small pond containing many lotuses and large leaves.indian-lotus_dsc7182

Bud of flower.indian-lotus_dsc7203

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