Although daylilies are, actually, an introduced wildflower from Eurasia, they are naturalized throughout much of America. They love sunny roadsides.
Daylilies are perennial plants. The name Hemerocallis comes from the Greek words for “day” and “beautiful”. The flowers open in early morning and die during that night usually. Some species are night-blooming. There are over 60,000 registered cultivars, but lovers of these marvelous lilies hybridize them so thousands more probably exist “out there”. These orange ones are the common, wild type.
This picture was taken in July of 2012 at the Green Lane Reservoir in Red Hill, Pennsylvania. I waded into to the water to get the photo since this clump grows right at water’s edge and isn’t accessible from land – too many brambles and thick brush.
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