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  Hemerocallis lilioasphodelus L. image
Photographer: Merel R. Black           

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Merel R. Black

Robert Bierman

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Family Liliaceae
Hemerocallis lilioasphodelus L.
lemon daylily, yellow daylily
Hemerocallis: from the Greek hemera, "day," and kallos, "beauty," thus meaning "beauty for a day," a reference to blooms last only a day
lilioasphodelus: from lilium for lily; the asphodel, a lily like plant whose roots were eaten
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Status: Introduced - rarely escaped
Plant: erect, perennial, 2'-4' tall forb
Flower: yellow, 6-parted, 4" wide, funnel-shaped, blooming for only one day, very fragrant; inflorescence terminal, tall-stalked clusters; blooms June-Aug.
Leaf:long, basal, stalkless, grass-like
Habitat: gardens, roadsides

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