Nymphaea nouchali Burm. f.
Blue star water lily
|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Magnoliophyta||Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms|
|Class||Magnoliopsida||Dicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves|
|Subclass||Magnoliidae||Includes magnolias, nutmeg, bay laurel, cinnamon, avocado, black pepper, and many others|
|Order||Nymphaeales||Water lilies and other aquatic plants|
|Family||Nymphaeaceae||Water lily family|
|Genus||Nymphaea||From the Greek Νυμφαία, possibly related to Νύμφη, meaning “nymph”|
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Nymphaea nouchali f. description by Thomas H. Kent, not updated.
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4/10/2015 · Naples Botanical Garden, Naples, FL ID is uncertain