August is the time when Lotus blooms. It is the most luxurious flower. It is a true bliss to observe the Komarov’s lotus. Lotus leaves are smooth about 50 centimeters. Between the leaves there are amazing lotus buds. Born in tropics flower is pollinated by the tropical butterflies. It is amazing to see Amure water lily. It grows about 25- 30 years. ABOUT LOTUS LIFE
A.A. Grossgame wrote about Far East lotus in 1940. He named it Komarov’s lotus in honour of a great biologist V. L. Komarov who explored and described Far East floras.
THE HISTORY Water lily is a distant relative of the lotus. Lotus is the ancientest plant of the planet it is an alive fossil. In translation of from Greece lotus means “washed”.
GOD’S FLOWER An ancient legend said that the lotus became a home Buda. According to the religious legend Buda sat on the lotus. In ancient Egypt the lotus was devoted to God of Sun. On the Egypt State coat of arms there are 5 lotus . Lotus has no rivals on beauty. In India Lotus is a symbol of the purity.
LOTUS IS AN EDIBLE PLANT. From roots they cook soup. In Asia people eat lotus nuts. For these reason they grow lotus on the rice fields. People in Japan and in China prepare different and tasty dishes from lotus roots and leaves.
LOTUS IS AN MEDICINE. In Tibetan and Chinese medicine all parts of lotus is considered to be medicinal. People use lotus to treat nervous system and circulation of the blood.
LOTUS NOWADAYS Lotus is protected and cultivated. Komarov's lotus is in the “Red book of Russia”. LET’S PROTECT AND SAFE THIS MAGNIFICIENT FLOWER.
If you want to see Komarov’s lotus, I invite you. In the begging of August you may come in a small town Arkhara. There are lakes which we call “Dolgoe” and “Komarov’s lake”. You can have a rest there and enjoy the lotus.