Lotus (Lotus flower): belongs to the Ranunculaceae Nymphaeaceae, is a general name for two species of lotus. Also known as lotus, water hibiscus, etc. It is a perennial aquatic herbaceous flower of the lotus genus. The underground stem is long and thick, with long nodes, and the leaf shield is round. Flowering from June to September, solitary at the top of the pedicel, many petals, embedded in the torus, red, pink, white, purple and other colors, or colored patterns, border. Nuts oval, seeds ovate.
There are many types of lotuses, which are divided into two categories: ornamental and edible. It is native to tropical and temperate regions of Asia, and has been cultivated in China as early as the Zhou Dynasty. The lotus body is full of treasures, lotus roots and lotus seeds can be eaten, lotus seeds, rhizomes, lotus roots, lotus leaves, flower and seed germs can be used as medicine. The character of the sewage sludge but not stained is praised by the world. "The leaves of the lotus are infinitely green, and the red lotus in the sun is red" is a true portrayal of the beauty of the lotus. The noble character of the lotus, which is "straight in the middle and straight in the outside, does not grow and spread, but does not become muddy or stained, but sorrowful and clear, but not demon," has always been one of the subjects of poets who sing about paintings.