- Common daylily, Tawny daylily
- An evergreen to semi-evergreen herbaceous perennial.
- long, strap-like
- 2-3 feet long
- Large, showy, spotted or striped six-petaled flowers held on erect scapes. Blooms from late spring to late summer.
- 3-celled capsule
- starts green and dries to brown
- meadows, floodplains
- forests, forest edges
- seed may be spread in yard waste or through soil disturbance
- produces thick, tuberous roots from which new plants may arise
Key ID Features:
- 6 large orange petals
- flowers held high on erect scapes
- arching, strap-like leaves
- indented midrib
- Each individual flower opens for one day. Flowers are variable due to the many varieties and cultivars developed for ornamental purposes. Daylilies reproduce by seed and also from thick, tuberous roots that grow rapidly to form dense clumps and make control difficult.
Growth Form: Herb
Level of Invasiveness for Nantucket: Do not list at this time
Level of Invasiveness for Massachusetts: Not evaluated
Massachusetts Cultivation Restrictions: no