Nymphaeales (Water Lily)

Nymphaeales order
Scale 8 Diat: photosynthetic , Hierachy 1
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Water lily fossils have been found from as early as the Cretaceous period.

cool, warm
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Nymphaeales is an order of flowering plants, consisting of three families of aquatic plants, the Hydatellaceae, the Cabombaceae, and the Nymphaeaceae (water lilies). It is one of the three orders of basal angiosperms, an early-diverging grade of flowering plants. At least 10 morphological characters unite the Nymphaeales.[2]Molecular synapomorphies are also known. The Plant List, created […] read more