List of plants known as lotus

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Lotus identifies various plant taxa:

  • Lotus (genus) (including bird's-foot trefoils and deervetches), a terrestrial genus with small flowers
  • Saussurea (snow lotus), a herbaceous species from the Himalayan vicinity
  • Ziziphus lotus, a shrub species with edible fruit
  • Date-plum or Caucasian persimmon, a tree with edible fruit

Art and religion[edit]

"Sacred lotus" may refer to three species with religious significance that are often depicted in art:

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