Dingo the Dissident

THE BLOG OF DISQUIET : Qweir Notions in the Armpit of Diogenes by DINGO the DISSIDENT binge-thinker since February 2008.
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Sunday, 9 August 2009

The 'lily'




















of the Song of Solomon
was the Lotus, symbol of purity
and immortality (genus Nelumbo).
Its nearest living relative
is, suprisingly, the plane-tree.
A red-flowered lotus has recently
been germinated from a seed
3,000 years old, found in an
archaeological dig near Tokyo.

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