Komarov's lotus (lat. Nelumbo nucifera var. Komarov, Nelumbo komarovii), or synonymous Nut-bearing lotus (lat. Nelumbo nucifera)
A species of perennial herbaceous amphibian plants from the genus Lotus (Nelumbo) of the monotypic Lotus family (Nelumbonaceae).
Komarov's lotus is a rare relict plant of the tertiary flora, a representative of the most ancient flowering plants. It is believed that the Komarov lotus is the most cold-loving plant of all lotuses, as it grows in latitudes closest to the permafrost zone.
When they talk about the Komarov lotus, they mean a nut-bearing lotus that grows only in the south of the Far East.
Komarov's lotus is a herbaceous, amphibious plant, perennial. It has a powerful rhizome that fixes the flower in the underwater soil. Lotus leaves are large, beautiful, covered with a special wax that protects the leaves from wetting.
Lotus leaves come in two types: floating or underwater. Lotus flowers are very large, up to 30 cm in diameter, beautiful, and have a faint aroma.
Lotus petals are pink and tend to change color every day, becoming less saturated. In the center of the lotus there is a wide receptacle surrounded by numerous yellow stamens. Subsequently, fruits will appear in the recesses of the receptacle - lotus seeds, which can be used for food; after ripening, they will be destined to fall into the water and give rise to new flowers. The lotus fruit is called a polynut.
The lotus usually blooms in the third ten days of July (mass flowering), bees and beetles flock to the delicate aroma of the flowers and pollinate it.