Sacred lotus, Indian lotus, lotus
Characteristics & Description
Height, habit: Leaves reach diameters of more than 50 centimeters, their stems can grow up to 2 meters.
Life cycle: Perennial
Poisonous: No, the tubers and the seeds (lotus nuts) are edible.
Origin: Asia, Australia, as an introduced species also in some African, European and North American regions (distribution map).
USDA zone: 12 (50 °F/10 °C)
Name: Nelumbo nucifera (syn. Nelumbium speciosum)
Others: The Sacred lotus is not related to the lotus species (genus Lotus).
Categories: Aquatic Plants | White flowers |