Purple Lotus: known to be Mystic and is associated with esoteric sects. It can be shown depicted as either an open flower or as a bud. The eight petals of the purple Lotus are representative of the noble eightfold path; one of the principal teachings of the Buddha. Following this path is thought to lead to self awakening, and is considered one of the noble truths.
it is a waterlily (Nymphaea alba). Lotus have the leaves above the water, and waterlilies have the leaves in contact with the water. Also the lotus flowers have a big pad in the center, and fluted petals." description via https://www.pinterest.com/criticinsatiabl