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daylily (Hemerocallis fulva; LILY FAMILY [Liliaceae])  Introduced perennial herb consisting of a 2-4 tall rosette of leaves and flowering stalks.  Leaves basal, linear, floppy, tapering gradually to a point.  Erect flowering stalks arise from center of rosette, growing taller than the leaves and bearing a terminal panicle of large orange flowers in mid-summer.  Each flower 6-parted to 4 wide and lasting a single day.  A notably long lived and persistent plant of gardens, roadsides, cemeteries, and old homesteads.  [137]

 

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