Orange Daylily
(Tawny Daylily - Tiger Daylily - Fulvous Daylily - Ditch Lily - Railroad Daylily - Roadside Daylily - Outhouse Lily - Tiger Lily - Wash-house Daylily)
Hermerocalis fulva
Liliaceae (Lily) Family

Plant is an upright, smooth perennial from thick, fleshy roots with tuberous swellings. Preferred habitat is roadsides, pine woods and yards. Distribution is throughout the Escambia region.

Leaves are mostly basal, linear, reduced in size at top, no teeth and no lobes.

Flowers are solitary at the end of a long stem, orange in color, broadly bell-shaped. Flowers occur throughout spring and summer.

Fruit is a capsule.

The daylily escaped from cultivation. The flower buds can be cooked as a fritter or added to soups. The fleshy roots can be boiled and eaten raw or chopped in garden salads.

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