Are lotus and lily the same?

Are lotus and lily the same?

The leaves of lotus are emergent, meaning that they rise above the water level whereas the leaves of water-lily are found floating on the water surface. Same is true for their respective flowers; lotus flowers are emergent and water-lily flowers are floating."

What is a water lily called?

water lily, common name for some members of the Nymphaeaceae, a family of freshwater perennial herbs found in most parts of the world and often characterized by large shield-shaped leaves and showy, fragrant blossoms of various colors.

Is a lily pad a flower?

Water lilies (Nymphaea spp.) are well-known for their distinctive lily pads as well as their showy flowers — the "lily" part of the plant name.

Is Lotus a water plant?

The Lotus plant is an aquatic perennial, native to southern Asia and Australia and most commonly cultivated in water gardens. The plant has its roots firmly in the mud and sends out long stems to which their leaves are attached. The leaves are sometimes, and Lotus flowers always, raised above the water surface.