Are water lilies related to the lilies you see on land?



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    Looks like they are not.
    Water lilies are in the Nymphaeaceae, which includes the ~70 species of water lily. Lilies on land, on the other hand, are in the family Liliaceae, which contains the ~110 species of lilies on land. I have no good answer for why they share a similar common name, but to me they don’t even actually look that similar, as flowers go.

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