9 Aug 2014


Nymphaea caerulea, known primarily known as Blue Lotus or Blue Egyptian Lotus is a water-lily in the genus Nymphaea. This specimen was found in the Adelaide Botanic Gardens, South Australia. Did you know that the blue lotus is the flower most depicted in Egyptian hieroglyphs? It was sacred to the Egyptians as it symbolised rebirth. At night it closes and goes below the water and the next day emerges and opens up to the sun. [link]