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Nymphaea alba L.

European white waterlily, white lotus, white water rose, nenuphar

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassMagnoliidaeIncludes magnolias, nutmeg, bay laurel, cinnamon, avocado, black pepper, and many others
OrderNymphaealesWater lilies and other aquatic plants
FamilyNymphaeaceaeWater lily family
GenusNymphaeaFrom the Greek Νυμφαία, possibly related to Νύμφη, meaning “nymph”

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Nymphaea alba description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Nymphaea alba (European white waterlily, white lotus, white water rose, nenuphar)

4/10/2015 · Naples Botanical Garden, Naples, Florida


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