The water-lily is the first flower mentioned in world literature. In Asia, the flowering water-lily, called the lotus, symbolizes absolute truth and purity.
The bloom became associated with Buddha himself. The Hindus in India believe that, before its creation as we know it, the world was a golden lotus.
These water plants, with their flowers of pink, white, and blue, often bloom only at night, their perfume spreading across the dark surface of a pond.
In the West, the water-lily flower was given the botanical name Nymphaea, referring to those Greek nature goddesses, the nymphs.
Meaning from The Mystical “Language of Flowers” From the Elizabethan era (Victorian era) when the meaning of flowers flourished into a form of communication.
- Perfect beauty
Meanings from The First widely accepted book of flowers Meaning Le Langage Des Fleurs which was published in 1819 by Charlotte De Latour
- Purity of heart