Hemerocallis fulva (L.) L. APNI*
Description: Plants 7–150 cm high; main roots fleshy.
Leaves yellow-green, 70–110 cm long, c. 2.5–3 cm wide.
Scape branched, 10–20-flowered, taller than foliage. Flowers not fragrant; perianth tube widely funnelform, 2–3 cm long; tepals yellow basally with darker tawny orange zones and stripes; outer tepals 7–8 cm long, c. 2 cm wide, with flat margins; inner tepals 7.5–8.5 cm long, 3–3.5 cm wide, with wavy margins. Anthers 5–7 mm long. Ovary 8–10 mm long; style white to pale orange, 9–10 cm long.
Capsules and seeds rarely developed.
Distribution and occurrence: Commonly cultivated as an ornamental. Recorded once as naturalised near Wentworth Falls. Native to temperate eastern Asia.
NSW subdivisions: *CT
The naturalised taxon has been called H. fulva var. kwanso but that name is now considered to be a synonym of var. fulva (see World Checklist of Monocots).
Text by KL Wilson (June 2008); edited KL Wilson (July 2015)
Taxon concept: G.B. Straley and F.H. Utech (2002) Flora of North America vol. 26
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