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Nelumbo nucifera, known by a number of names including Indian Lotus, Sacred Lotus, Bean of India, or simply Lotus, is a plant in the Nelumbonaceae family. Botanically, Nelumbo nucifera (Gaertn.) may also be referred to by its former names, Nelumbium speciosum (Willd.) or Nymphaea nelumbo. This plant is an aquatic perennial. Under favorable circumstances its seeds may remain viable for many years, with the oldest recorded lotus germination being from that of seeds 1300 years old recovered from a dry lakebed in northeastern China, Vietnam.
A common misconception is referring to the lotus as a waterlily (Nymphaea), an entirely different plant as can be seen from the center of the flower, which clearly lacks the structure that goes on to form the distinctive circular seed pod in the Nelumbo nucifera. Waterlilies come in various colors, whereas the lotus has flowers only in hues of pink, or white. Native to Greater India and commonly cultivated in water gardens, the lotus is the national flower of India and Vietnam.

Meeli Sonn is an freelance photographer based in Las Vegas, USA. Meeli specialises in producing high-quality images of our all kind natural world, capturing the beauty and mystery of nature, animals, birds, plants. It needs good eye. Meeli’s love of nature does not end with the landscape, as she aspires to photograph all things natural in his own unique way. Her big passion is macro world.

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  • mikrin
    mikrinover 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture Meeli!

  • Thanks my dear friend for reply. It is very much appreciated. Thanks once more and have a great day with photography.

    – loiteke

  • Fran E.
    Fran E.over 4 years ago

    This is a fabulous work!!!

  • Thanks for reply. It is very much appreciated. Thanks once more and have a great day with photography.

    – loiteke

  • Judy Seltenright
    Judy Seltenrightover 4 years ago

  • Thanks for feature. It is very much appreciated. Thanks once more and have a great day with photography.

    – loiteke

  • JUSTART
    JUSTARTover 4 years ago

    beautiful shot

  • thanks for comment

    – loiteke

  • Daniel J. McCauley IV
    Daniel J. McCa...over 4 years ago

    Beauty! Well seen & captured, Meeli!

  • Thanks for reply. It is very much appreciated. Thanks once more and have a great day with photography.

    – loiteke

  • Jurmale
    Jurmaleover 4 years ago

    Imeilusad-nagu kellukesed,Meeli!!!

  • Thanks for reply. It is very much appreciated. Thanks once more and have a great day with photography.Aitah ka meie oma keeles

    – loiteke

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 4 years ago

    Such a cool capture!!!!

  • Thanks for reply. It is very much appreciated. Thanks once more and have a great day with photography

    – loiteke

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKover 4 years ago

    A real WOWzer of a capture Meeli. I love it! Don.

  • Thanks for reply DonDavis. It is very much appreciated. Thanks once more and have a great day with photography

    – loiteke

  • Clare Colins
    Clare Colinsover 4 years ago

    A great capture…congratulations,
    clare

  • Thank you so much for seeing it. Thanks for comment. Very much appreciated

    – loiteke

  • Rainy
    Rainyover 4 years ago

    Congratulations! Your artwork has been featured in the
    Nature’s Wonders group.!!

  • Wow, wow, wow, wonderful news. Thanks so so much for a feature in your group.Thank you so much for seeing it. Thanks for comment. Very much appreciated

    – loiteke

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