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Daylily Family: Asphodelaceae

The daylily family and close relatives have been reclassified in recent years. Based on new evidence, the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group, or APG, promoted subfamilies of the old family group, Xanthorrhoeaceae, into their own families, Asphodelaceae being one of them. Members of this family are monocots, distinguished by parallel veins in their leaves and sexual parts in threes. Family members include daylily and aloe.

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