Life Cycle of the Lotus Flower (Trivia)

When I visited my hometown, Takada (Joetsu) last month, I happened to find the sign of trivia on the lotus flower.

 

It was about the lifecycle of the lotus blossoms for four days.

 

1st  Day                              

The lotus flower starts to open around 5:00 a.m.    It doesn't open much and closes around noon time.

 

2nd Day               

The flower starts to open again from midnight.  From 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m., the flower opens like a bowl shape.   Around noon time, it closes.

 

3rd Day                

From midnight, the flower starts opening again very slowly.   Around 10:00 a.m. , the blossom opens full wide to reveal the seed pot inside.   In the afternoon, it starts closing, but it doesn't close completely.

 

4th Day                

From midnight, the flower starts opening again and in the morning, the petals of the flower start falling off.   In the afternoon, petals will be all gone and only seeds pod remain.

August 29 at 6:18 p.m.  I never expected it would bloom next morning.
August 29 at 6:18 p.m. I never expected it would bloom next morning.
August 30 at 7:09 a.m.
August 30 at 7:09 a.m.

This was the first blossom on the first day.  I couldn't confrim what time did it start opening. 

1st Day flower.  As the trivia says, it didn't open much and around 1:30 p.m. it was closed.
1st Day flower. As the trivia says, it didn't open much and around 1:30 p.m. it was closed.
August 30 at 2:15 p.m.
August 30 at 2:15 p.m.
2nd Day Flower.  Petal looked white at 6:30 a.m.
2nd Day Flower. Petal looked white at 6:30 a.m.
2nd Day flower on August 31 at 8:15 a.m.
2nd Day flower on August 31 at 8:15 a.m.
August 31 at 1:37 p.m.  (2nd Day)
August 31 at 1:37 p.m. (2nd Day)
3rd Day flower on September 1 at 10:30 a.m.
3rd Day flower on September 1 at 10:30 a.m.
4th Day Flower at 12:48 a.m.
4th Day Flower at 12:48 a.m.
4th Day Flower at 7:48 a.m.
4th Day Flower at 7:48 a.m.
4th Day Flower September 2nd at 10:27 a.m.
4th Day Flower September 2nd at 10:27 a.m.
11:51 a.m.
11:51 a.m.
12:44 p.m.
12:44 p.m.

After watching the lotus from the bud to the seed pod, I thought the trivia was very true and useful for planning to take a photo.

 

At 11:51 a.m. today, there were sill lots of petals, but in one hour, all petals fell off.

 

Now I am looking forward to seeing the lotus seeds.

 

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Comments: 3
  • #1

    mo (Thursday, 04 September 2014 11:47)

    Great photos! I like the first day flower, with the morning dew.

    Thank you

  • #2

    Rebecca (Sunday, 07 September 2014 15:02)

    Domo arigato gomaisu for the most beutiful lotus flowers photos. I did peek into Jodo property Sept 2 to see the bloom after 3 petals had already fallen. Stunning to look at such a bloom and know that you have nurtured it for 5 years to bring this bloom for us to experience.
    ATS (as they say) Bless U.

  • #3

    Mrs Tichkule, Nagpur (Thursday, 02 February 2017 23:17)

    Please explain about purple colour of lotus flowers, as I have it at my home.