Lotus is a genus of flowering plants in the family Nelumbonaceae. The lotus is often confused with the water lilies (Nymphaeaceae), in particular Nymphaea caerulea, the blue lotus.
1. Lotus flowers are beautiful and have a sweet fragrance. 2. The lotus has a very long history and is considered sacred by many cultures. 3. The lotus is a very versatile plant and can be used in many different ways.
The lotus was first introduced to Europe by the Romans, who brought it back from Egypt. It quickly became a popular ornamental plant, and was often used in Roman gardens.