The Lotus Flower
The lotus flower is a truly unique and amazing sign of nature. This flower actually grows in muddy waters and then it will rise to the surface. Once doing so, it then blooms with spectacular beauty and grace. In the fashion of one of nature’s miracle, this amazing flower will sink below the surface with each nightfall.
When the sun rises, the flower will reappear with all its amazing color intact. Representing health, honor, long life and good luck, this flower is ever so popular. There are many varieties of the lotus flower. The Eastern lotus is known as a symbol of spirituality. The Egyptian lotus flower represents the sun, rebirth and creation.
In addition, the Christian lotus is referred to as the flower of the white lily and represents purity. The Indian lotus gives meaning to wealth, knowledge and enlightenment. The lotus can be used as a flower of choice in weddings, as it has so many representations, all worthy of such a joyous event.
Believe it or not, the flowers, seeds and leaves are actually edible and are used in some countries as garnished to food dishes. In Asia, for example, the lotus pedals are used for the garnish and the leaves are used as food wraps. In China, parts of the lotus flower are used as ingredients in soups. The lotus is truly a remarkable flower.