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Daylily

Hemerocallis fulva

Description:

This is a daylily that is about 5 ft tall and we can see the pollen in the flower and the orange petals. the few other flowers that are also blooming are the same color and have the same color pollen.

Habitat:

The daylilies are in partial shade in an area next to the garden.

Notes:

This is the plant one of the 5th grade Glenn O Swings group chose for their observations. These are their questions: 1. Why is it called a daylily? 2. How do the pedals help attract pollinators?

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2 Comments

tacticalbee
tacticalbee 6 months ago

Different pollinators like different colors of flowers. Why do you think that is?
For instance, bats like dull white, green or purple. Bees like bright white, yellow, blue, or UV Beetles like dull white or green and Birds like scarlet, orange, red or white. Which one of these pollinators do you think most likes the daylilies? Why? What are two reasons daylilies might make for good pollinator plants?

tacticalbee
tacticalbee 6 months ago

The daylily originated in Asia, and is not native to the US. Did you know that in some countries they eat the daylily flowers?

It's called the daylily because each flower only lasts for one day! Then it shrivels up, but most people don't know that because as soon as the first flower shrivels the next one blooms. Can you think of a way to "monitor" how long a flower actually lasts? What would you do to keep track of how long it actually blooms? Can you think of an experiment to track how long all the flowers bloom for?

Covington, Kentucky, United States

Spotted on Jul 7, 2021
Submitted on Jul 9, 2021

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