Leaves dark bronzish red at first, becoming green, margins toothed, undersurface hairy. Flowers variable but mostly purplish red. A sacred plant to the Hindu religion and often planted around Hindu temples.
Tender Night Bloomer
Source: (1997). Nymphaeaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.