Nymphaeales

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Nymphaeales
Nymphaea lotus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Angiospermae
Order: Nymphaeales
Dumortier
Families

Nymphaeaceae
Cabombaceae
Hydatellaceae

Nymphaeales is an order of plants, which consists of water lilies and other aquatic plants.

This order is considered to be a basal, or early diverging, group of angiosperms. The families of this order are united by being families of aquatic herbs and are known from the fossil record as early as the Lower Cretaceous.