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Japanese Garden Plants
This is where to find details on plants. We don't have a lot of images, but we'll be providing articles and details as we are able. If you have materials to contribute or gaps to fill in, please let us know.

Japanese Name:hasu 
English Name:Lotus 
Latin Name:Nelumbo nucifera 
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Native Habitat:ponds 
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Bloom Time:August 
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Height:1-3 ft (30-90 cm) 
Uses:The root, renkon, is a staple vegetable in Japan and can reach 8cm in diameter and a meter in length. The seeds are also edible. 
Last Updated:5/12/2000 
Details:The pink flowers open every morning at dawn and close by noon. Each flower only lasts 2-3 days, but a lotus bed will remain in bloom for 6 weeks. Lotus has a profound connections to the Buddha. Lotus ponds are common on the grounds of Buddhist temples. To sit on the 'Lotus Throne' means rebirth in paradise after death. They are often included in Buddhist statuary and the leaves/flowers are often on tombstones. 




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