Twin lotus flower on one stalk appears at Daming Lake
(chinadaily.com.cn)| Updated : 2021-07-07Print Print
A twin lotus flower on one stalk has appeared at Daming Lake in Jinan. It is the first of its kind found in the lake this year.
The twin lotus flower, known as the "gentleman of flowers", is considered the best variety of lotus flowers by the Chinese as it is believed to bear good meaning.
In ancient literary works, the twin lotus flower is regarded as a symbol of love. It also symbolizes deep brotherly feelings.
The twin lotus flower is located at the Nanfeng Temple, which is open from 8:00 to 17:30 every day. The flower will take about a week to bloom, according to Li Xia, a senior engineer working at the scenic area.
Daming Lake is popular for its lotus flowers, which have been widely planted in the lake as early as the Wei and Jin dynasties (220-420).
The lake is now home to nearly 20 lotus flower fields accessible to visitors. This year's Lotus Flowers Art Festival is also underway, providing a lotus horticulture art feast. It will run to Aug 5.
A twin lotus flower on a stalk is seen at Daming Lake in Jinan. [Photo/WeChat: jnbtq1]
A close-up of the twin lotus flower on one stalk [Photo/WeChat: jnbtq1]
A view of lotus flower field at Daming Lake [Photo/WeChat: jnbtq1]