Hemerocallis lilioasphodelus

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Hemerocallis lilioasphodelus
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Xanthorrhoeaceae
Subfamily: Hemerocallidoideae
Genus: Hemerocallis
Species: H. lilioasphodelus
Binomial name
Hemerocallis lilioasphodelus

Hemerocallis lilioasphodelus, (syn. Hemerocallis flava, lemon day-lily lemon lily, yellow day-lily) is a plant of the genus Hemerocallis. It is found across China, in Europe in N.E. Italy and Slovenia and is one of the first daylilies used for breeding.[1]

Hemerocallis lilioasphodelus grows in big spreading clumps and its leaves grow to 75 cm (30 in) long. It has lemon-yellow flowers with a sweet scent in a cluster of 3 to 9 flowers.[1]

Culinary use[edit]

The flowers of some daylillies, including Hemerocallis lilioasphodelus are edible and are used in Chinese cuisine and Japanese cuisine.



  1. ^ a b Botanica : the illustrated A-Z of over 10,000 garden plants and how to cultivate them., Köln: Könemann, 2004, ISBN 978-3-8331-1253-9 , p. 440