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Hemerocallis fulva  L.
Riley County, Kansas
Height: 3 - 5 feet tall
Family: Liliaceae - Lily Family
Flowering Period:   May, June, July, August
Also Called: Ditch lily.
Stems: Flowering stalks erect.
Leaves: Basal, narrow, linear, 20 to 40 inches long, .4 to 1.2 inches wide, smooth; tip pointed.
Inflorescences: Umbel, corymb-like, irregular, several flowered.
Flowers: Broadly bell-shaped to funnel-like, to 4 inches across, orange with yellowish center; perianth segments 6; lobes 5.4 to 4 inches long, spreading or somewhat curved back; tube to 1.6 inch long; stamens 6; anthers turned inward; stigma small, style exceeding anthers.
Fruits: Capsule; seeds
Habitat: Roadsides, stream banks, edges of woods, pastures, abandoned farm sites.
Distribution: Principally east 1/2 of Kansas.
Origin: Native to Europe and Asia. An introduced plant that escaped from cultivation.
Uses: Sometimes cooked or eaten in salads, but may be toxic.
Comments: Hemerocallis is from the Greek words meaning "beautiful" and "day". The flowers only open for a short time giving it the common name "daylily".

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