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Tawny Daylily


The Tawny Daylily (Hemerocallis fulva), and the sweet-scented Lemon-lily (H. lilioasphodelus; H. flava, old name) were early imports from England to 17th-century American gardens and soon escaped from gardens. The introduced Tawny Daylily is now common in many natural areas, and some people think that it is a native wildflower. Its nonscientific names include Railroad Daylily and Roadside Daylily and Outhouse Lily, Tiger Lily, and Wash-house Lily (although it is not a true lily). Some people have planted this species near outhouses and wash houses, hence two of its nonscientific names.


On side of country road.

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SarahWhitt 11 years ago

Thanks ReannaDee. I am sure it's the same kind. :) These grow all over the place here in Ohio (as I am sure elsewhere too)....quite a lot on creek banks!!

ReannaDee 11 years ago

Hi, it may be the same as my spotting. There are a lot of day lily variations though.

SarahWhitt 11 years ago

Hey Alice....I was wondering if you changed the name of this flower?
I had submitted it as "Wild Orange Lily" and before I could comment back to you, I noticed that the name was changed.

alicelongmartin 11 years ago

Day Lily!

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Spotted on Jun 12, 2011
Submitted on Jun 12, 2011

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