8. Nelumbo nucifera
Lotus flower, also known as Lotus flower, scientific name is Nelumbo nucifera, English name is Lotus. According to Buddhism, the lotus is a symbol of purity, likened to a person with a pure soul, untainted by bad things. There is a proverb that says "near the mud, it does not smell like mud". Considered the national flower of Vietnam, the lotus is very familiar and close to the people. We can easily see the image of lotus ponds brilliantly pink on the background of green leaves in the Vietnamese countryside. Sometimes I see beautiful bouquets of lotuses being held in the arms of young girls wearing elegant ao dai. Moreover, the image of the lotus flower also appears in many songs, poetry from ancient times or oil paintings.