Most species are endemic to Australia, but some species grow in New Zealand,Malaysia. A shrub or small tree, early settlers soaked the leaves in boiling water to make a brewed tea rich in ascorbic acid (vit C).
"The Lotus is a flower that grows in the mud. The thicker and deeper the mud, the more beautiful the lotus blooms." You are like the lotus flower things sometimes seem like we are in mud around here but you are more beautiful everyday