heracliteanfire: “ Illustrations of Himalayan Plants chiefly selected from drawings made for the late J. of the Bengal Civil Service. The descriptions and analyses by J. Hooker M. The plates executed by W.
Lotus blossoms differ from a lily by their height off the water. Whereas lilies can rest on the water or just above, lotus can rise several feet above. As a lotus is able to emerge from muddy waters, un-spoilt and pure, it's considered to represent a w