October 2019 – Daylily

KINGDOM: Plantae
FAMILY: Hemerocallidaceae (hem err ohh kalahh DAY see eye)
GENUS: Hemerocallis

The daylily’s botanical name, Hemerocallis, means ‘beauty for a day’, and indeed most daylily flowers open in the morning and die by nightfall.

However, each flower stem (also called a scape) typically has at least a dozen flower buds, so the plant stays in bloom for several weeks [thanks Wikipedia].

You can even eat them! But don’t eat the wrong one……

Some cultural notes for daylily can be found at this link.

Don’t forget to bring your daylily stem to the meeting Sat 19 October.

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