Blue Lotus Flower – Nymphaea caerulea
Blue Lotus Flower, from the Nymphaea caerulea genus, known also as blue Egyptian lotus, blue water lily, blue Egyptian water lily, sacred blue lily, or sacred narcotic lily of the Nile, is a water lily in the genus Nymphaea. Like other species in the genus, the plant contains the psychoactive alkaloid apomorphine. Mayan and Ancient Egyptian civilizations knew much of this lilly.
Blue Lotus Flower – Nymphaea caerulea Appearance
Blue Lotus Flower leaves are broadly rounded, 25–40 cm across, with a notch at the leaf stem. The flowers are 10–15 cm in diameter. Reports in the literature by persons unfamiliar with its actual growth and blooming cycle have suggested that the flowers open in the morning, rising to the surface of the water, then close and sink at dusk. In fact, the flower buds rise to the surface over a period of two to three days, and when ready, open around 9:30 am and close about 3:00 pm. The flowers and buds do not rise above the water in the morning, nor do they submerge at night. The flowers have pale bluish-white to sky-blue or mauve petals, smoothly changing to a pale yellow in the center of the flower.
Blue Lotus Flower – Nymphaea caerulea Mythology
The mildly sedating effects of N. caerulea makes it a likely candidate (among several) for the lotus plant eaten by the mythical Lotophagi in Homer’s Odyssey. Ancient civilizations used this lotus in aromatherapy and to produce perfumes. All Blue Lotus products are vacuum sealed until ordered.
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