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The flowers of India have been and still are popular with both tourists and natives of the country, due to a rich farming and gardening culture. Whether they are being used as decoration or as symbols in a ceremony, Indian flowers play a culturally significant role. Though some flowers typically associated with India may not actually have originated there, they might still be cultivated and propagated on the subcontinent and blend in well with the environment.

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Also known as a water lily, the lotus is also the national flower of India, and is very often associated with yoga. It’s an aquatic plant with broad, waxy leaves and a red, pink, or white fragrant and symmetrically-petaled flower that grow in ponds or other types of shallow bodies of water. Lotuses have a number of symbolic or metaphorical meanings, the most common being enlightenment. Other meanings include divinity, fertility, wealth, and knowledge. The seeds of lotus plants are often used in Indian medicines that relieve kidney, spleen or heart ailments. The Indian lotus flower is the national flower of India, and has many associations with the Hindu gods, religion and literature. Its seeds, leaves, flowers and roots are all edible, and are frequently used in a variety of Asian foods and medicines. Commonly mistaken for a water lily, the lotus flower is a separate species.
The roots of the lotus grow in the soil of ponds and river bottoms, while the leaves and flowers float on top of the water's surface. The leaves of the lotus are large, green and paddle-shaped and can grow over 20 inches high. The flowers, always pink, have multiple layers of long, blade-shaped petals and can grow up to 8 inches across. The plant itself can grow up to 60 inches high and can spread up to 9 feet horizontally.

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