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.
Nymphaeaceae represents one of the earliest groups of angiosperms. Nymphaeaceae are more genetically diverse and geographically dispersed than other basal angiosperms. 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.