In Egypt you can find three kinds of lotus:
- The white Lotus : nymphea lotus often featured in Ancient Egyptian art. Scientificlly it is more a waterlily than a lotus.
- The Pink Lotus : Nelumbo Nucifera, introduced to the country during the Persian period (517 BC). So it is recent. And by modern standard the only true lotus.
- The Blue Lotus: nymphea caerulea: The most sacred of the three.
Now very rare but very important as you will discover now.