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Daylily
Liliaceae
Hemerocallis fulva


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Type Categories Useful Parts

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Liliaceae Family

Hemerocallis Genus
Other Names for this Plant

orange daylily, tawny daylily, common daylily


Location

Native to Asia, but now spread over the east coast of North America

Physical Description
Lilies usually have smooth, linear, leathery green leaves that grow in a clump at the base of the plant or that arise along a tall stem. The flowers are white, yellow, or orange and may be present on the plant for long periods of time during the summer.
Leaves are grass-like, bright-green, 1-3 ft. (0.3-1 m) long and curve toward the ground. Flowers develop in the summer and are large, showy, and orange in color. Flowers occur in clusters of 5-9 at the apex of the stalk. Flowers in a cluster open one at a time and only for one day each. Flowers may have spots or stripes. Many cultivars of daylily now exist in a wide variety of sizes and flower colors.


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Liliaceae
Liliales
Liliales
Monocots
Monocots
One First-Leaves (Monocots)
Mesangiospermae
Mesangiospermae
Half Capsule Seed Division
Magnoliophyta
Magnoliophyta
Magnolia Division
Spermatophytes
Spermatophytes
Seed Plants
Euphyllophytina
Real Land Plants
Polysporangiates
Multiple Spore Sub-Kingdom
Stomatophytes
Stomatophytes
Air Pores Sub-Kingdom
Embryophytes
Embryophytes
Multicellular Land Plants
Streptobionta
Streptobionta
Multicellular Plants
Plantae
Plantae
Plants
Eukaryota
Eukaryota
Cells with a Nucleus


General Information

In China and Japan daylilies are used for cancer, arsenic poisoning, as a diuretic, for urinary tract disorders, uterine bleeding, and vaginal yeast infections and as an antibacterial
A few flower petals are delicious in a salad.
The buds are wonderful if still closed, and should be cooked like any other vegetable. Pick them just before they open, they’re a great taste added into stir fries, or in with snap peas, carrots, or green beans. The best tasting daylily is the early blooming yellow

variety called lemon lily. Buds and petals of most daylilies have a rather sweet, lettuce flavor, but the lemon lily has a citrus twist.
When leaves are large the fiber is use for cordage to make sandals and baskets, as well as medium strength rope
In the United States and Canada daylilies have become an Invasive species. The most common

species in these areas are the Hemerocallis fulva and Hemerocallis fulva longituba.





Daylily
A double Flower

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