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English: Water lily family.
Culture: Nymphs in Greek mythology ire female minor nature deities associated with a particular location or land form, divine spirits who animate nature, dwell in mountains and groves, by springs and rivers and also in trees and in valleys and cool grottoes; depicted as beautiful, young nubile maidens who love to dance and sing; amorous freedom; known nymphs are Scylla and Charybdis; associated are the Gods Dionysus, Hermes, Pan; they are the target of satyrs, plagued with unwanted sexual advances.
DD: Boron; Fluorine; Hydrogen series; Carbon series.

Taxonomy
Nymphaeaceae represents one of the earliest groups of angiosperms. Nymphaeaceae are more genetically diverse and geographically dispersed than other basal angiosperms.[8][9] Nymphaeaceae is placed in the order Nymphaeales.
Nymphaeaceaehas six genera: Barclaya, Euryale, Nuphar, Nymphaea, Ondinea and Victoria. Barclaya is sometimes given rank as its own family, Barclayaceae.
The sacred lotus Nelumbo was once thought to be a water-lily, but is now recognized to be in its own family Nelumbonaceae of the order Proteales.