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Liliaceae

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Lily Family: Liliaceae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Lilliopsida
Order: Liliales
Family: Liliaceae
Genera


An orange lily
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The Liliaceae is an important family of monocotyledons that includes a great number of important ornamental flowers. Plants in this family have linear leaves, mostly with parallel veins, and flower parts in threes.

The family Smilacaceae was formerly included in the Liliaceae but now is segregated on several bases.


Naked Lily
(Lycoris radiata, L. squamigera).
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