Family / Families: Nelumbonaceae Scientific Name(s): Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn.
Location(s): near Ventura, California (cultivated) Entry Author(s): Daniel Mosquin
Copyright Holder(s): yousatonmycactus@UBC Botanical Garden Forums aka Guy Webb
Image Permissions: Please contact the copyright holder for permission to use. Photographer(s) Appreciation: Thank you to yousatonmycactus@UBC Botanical Garden Forums (aka Guy Webb) of Ventura, California for today's photograph. The original image, and a series of related ones by Guy, can be seen in this thread. Much appreciated, Guy!
Tags: Nelumbonaceae, Proteales, via Flickr
The flower of Nelumbo nucifera
Indian lotus is native to southeast Asia, though it has become naturalized in Australia and other areas of Asia.
Wikipedia provides a detailed account of the economic, botanical and cultural importance of Nelumbo nucifera.