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The genus Lotus comprising bird's-foot trefoils and deervetches
Either species of the genus Nelumbo:
Nelumbo nucifera, the blue or Indian lotus, also known as the bean of India and the sacred water-lily
Nelumbo lutea, the American lotus
The genus Nymphaea, usually called water-lilies, but species sometimes called lotus, for example:
Nymphaea alba, the European white water-lily or white lotus
Nymphaea caerulea, the Egyptian blue lily or sacred blue lily, also called the blue or sacred lotus
Nymphaea lotus, the Egyption white water-lily or tiger lotus
The lotus tree of Greek mythology, into which Lotis was transformed, and which was eaten by the Lotophagi of the Odyssey (either Ziziphus lotus; the date palm; or Nymphaea caerulea)
"Lotus" also occurs in the common, or cultivar, names of numerous unrelated plants, for example the Saussurea laniceps (snow lotus) in the family Asteraceae

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