Trillium Ridge Flora and Fauna
Native daylily
Hemerocallis fulva
Location: drainage ditch, spots around trees in back
Daylilies have been cultivated by humans for centuries as a food source and also for their beauty. Today they are eaten in salads, soups, and dips for their color and flavor, which can be described as musty (1). The leaves, petals, and tubers are all edible. The petals can also be used to flavor meat dishes (3). Daylilies were noted as used by the Iroquois in their form of medical botany, however, the original use is no longer known (8). Other northern Native American groups used lilies as a food raw or cooked in soups (10).
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Genus: Lilium (true lilys)
Family: Liliaceae (lillies)
Order: Liliales (Mostly perennial plants, with food storage organs such as corms or rhizomes.)
Class: Liliopsida (Monocots)
Phylum/Division: Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
Kingdom: Plantae (Plants)