|MadSci Network: Botany|
I read up from a science magazine and found that lotus root is actually a stem and not a root. Then why is it called lotus root then? Why are there big holes in the lotus stem? Is there any special reason why the holes are so big? How does the lotus plant reproduce. Is it mainly by seeds or is there any other ways whereby they can reproduce. Are the seeds light enough to float on water or do they sink? All these questions came to my head when I was reading the magazine but it does not provide more information on that. I would like very much to find out about this plant and I hope you can help. Thank you.Hope to hear from you soon.
Re: Why do lotus roots have big holes in them.
Try the links in the MadSci Library for more information on Botany.