Lotus is a flower that is native to this land. It was flower that used to be found commonly across the land, until the organized gardens, with roses, became the norm of a model garden.
Lotus was used in imagery by our ancients to convey various messages.
For starters, the Lotus has been associated with life. One may ask, why a Lotus and not a rose or a tulip or even a sunflower to depict life?