Authentic Wisconsin.  Orange Day Lily - Hemerocallis fulva


Orange Day Lily Nakoma yard in Madison, Wisconsin on July 4, 2020.

Above: Orange Day Lily in Nakoma yard in Madison, Wisconsin. (7/09/20).


Orange Day Lily - Hemerocallis fulva

The Orange Day Lily is often so common that it is mistaken for a native species. However, it is actually an introduced escapee, and across much of the United States and parts of Canada it has become a weedy or invasive species. In Wisconsin it is classified as a non-regulated, terrestrial invasive species.

The flowers are orange and quite large, spanning individually from 3 to 4 inches across. The flowers are orange with red streaks and turn to yellow at the throat. They are held semi-erect or horizontally on the their stalks (rather than hanging downward). Each flower consists of 6 orange tepals (3 petals and 3 petal-like sepals that are similar in appearance).

Each flower lasts only one day.

Other names include: tawny daylily, ditch lily, railroad daylily, roadside daylily, outhouse lily, wash-house lily, corn lily and tiger daylily.

Orange Day Lily Nakoma yard in Madison, Wisconsin on July 4, 2020.

Above: Orange Day Lily in Nakoma yard in Madison, Wisconsin. (7/09/20).


For more information on the Orange Day Lily, visit Wikipedia.

Or, visit the UW-Madison Wisconsin State Herbarium website page about Orange Day Lily.


Orange Day Lily in Nakoma yard in Madison, Wisconsin on June 30, 2020.
Orange Day Lily in Nakoma yard in Madison, Wisconsin on July 8, 2020.
Orange Day Lily in Nakoma yard in Madison, Wisconsin on July 9, 2020.
Orange Day Lily in Nakoma yard in Madison, Wisconsin on June 30, 2020.
Orange Day Lily in Nakoma yard in Madison, Wisconsin on June 30, 2020.
Orange Day Lily in Nakoma yard in Madison, Wisconsin on June 30, 2020.

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Orange Day Lily
Hemerocallis fulva


Orange Day Lily on edge of woods by Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on July 6, 2019.

Orange Day Lily on edge of woods by Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on July 6, 2019.


Above: Orange Day Lily in Nakoma yard in Madison, Wisconsin. (7/06/19).


Orange Day Lily Nakoma yard in Madison, Wisconsin on July 8, 2019.


Above: Orange Day Lily in Nakoma yard in Madison, Wisconsin. (7/08/19).


Orange Day Lily in Nakoma yard in Madison, Wisconsin on June 30, 2020.


Above: Orange Day Lily in Nakoma yard in Madison, Wisconsin on June 30, 2020.



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