Hemerocallis fulva 

Day Lily

Names and Myths

Hemerocallis Greek hemera day + callos beauty

fulva reddish-yellow

Natural history / Folklore

Introduced from Europe.39 Flowers and buds can be cooked as fritters and eaten. The roots are boiled for 10 minutes then eaten, having a crisp texture and a unique flavor. Young roots do not need to be cooked. 29 A yellow dye can be extracted from the flowers.34


June - July Yellow-Orange to Red-Orange, flower stalks up to 2 m basal leaves. Roadsides, wood borders, fields.

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