WATER LILY. Meaning: perfect beauty. The water lily is the first flower mentioned in world literature. In Asia, the flowering water lily, called the lotus, symbolises absolute truth and purity. 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.
Flowers are the most significant feature of angiosperms or flowering plants, which play a major role in producing seeds. Here is a brief information about the different types of flowers, their scientific names and symbolic meanings.