Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Hemerocallis fulva (L.) L. image
Photographer: Merel R. Black           

Botanical Illustration

Robert R. Kowal

Robert W. Freckmann

Botanical Illustration
Family Liliaceae
Hemerocallis fulva (L.) L.
orange daylily, tawny daylily
Hemerocallis: from the Greek hemera, "day," and kallos, "beauty," thus meaning "beauty for a day," a reference to blooms last only a day
fulva: deep yellow, reddish yellow, golden, tawny
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Status: Introduced - escaped; potentially invasive
Plant: erect, perennial, 2'-4' tall forb
Flower: orange, 6-parted, 4" wide, funnel-shaped, blooming for only one day, not fragrant; inflorescence terminal, tall-stalked clusters; blooms June-Aug.
Fruit:3-celled capsule
Leaf:long, basal, stalkless, grass-like
Habitat: gardens, roadsides

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Hemerocallis fulva (L.) L. var. fulva
Hemerocallis lilioasphodelus L. var. fulva L.

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