Etymology: Hemerocallis: from the Greek hemera, "day," and kallos, "beauty," thus meaning "beauty for a day," a reference to blooms last only a day
Plants: erect, perennial, 2'-4' tall forb
Leaves: long, basal, stalkless, grass-like
Flowers: orange, 6-parted, 4" wide, funnel-shaped, blooming for only one day, not fragrant; inflorescence terminal, tall-stalked clusters; blooms June-Aug.
Fruits: 3-celled capsule
Habitat: gardens, roadsides
Conservation Status: Introduced - escaped; potentially invasive
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