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Monday, February 22, 2010
A Flower of Allure
The Night Blooming Tropical Water Lily, Kumuda, was considered to be the epitome of mystery , romance and passion by the ancient Indian poets. Many poems in Sanskrit allude to its beauty.
Unlike the Lotus, which is blooms during the day, this water lily blooms in the night adding to its allure. There are the more prosaic day blooming lilies too, but the night bloomers have had reams of poetry written on them.
My pale pink night blooming water lily has just started blooming , after I followed the advice of my friend Helen . Thank you, Islandgal!
This day blooming water lily is from a neighbour's garden. This flower closes at sunset and so did not hold any allure for the poets of old!.