Nature Notes

June 28, 2010

Day Lilies

Filed under: Flowers — Tags: — Harold Stiver @ 6:00 am

Wood Liliy, Lilium philadelphicum

I had mistaken this for Wood Lilies, Lilium philadelphicum, but apparently they are escaped Day Lilies, Hemerocalus fulva. My thanks to those who corrected this.

Wood Liliy, Lilium philadelphicum


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  1. Gorgeous flower. It’s supposed to be native to Vermont also, but I have never seen it that I know. I may have confused it with the day lily.

    Comment by Hilke Breder — June 28, 2010 @ 11:36 am

  2. Thanks Hilke,

    Thats interesting. They are very common here in Ontario.

    Cheers, Harold

    Comment by Harold — June 28, 2010 @ 10:59 pm

  3. Harold that first image is magical!

    Comment by naturegirl — June 29, 2010 @ 4:03 am

  4. Thanks very much.

    Sometimes the light is just great and that makes it easy.


    Comment by Harold — July 5, 2010 @ 10:24 pm

  5. These are not wood lilies (Lilium philadelphicum), but rather Hemerocalus fulva, a common daylily which are not native to North America. Note how the flower stems (peduncles) are bare of leaves, which are instead produced in basal clumps. The lower half of wood lily petals are much narrower than those in the Hemerocalus picture above, enabling one to see through the corolla.

    Comment by David — December 19, 2010 @ 6:26 pm

  6. Thanks David

    Comment by Harold — December 22, 2010 @ 10:35 pm

  7. As noted by David in Dec. 2010, these are daylilies, Hemerocallis, not Lilium philadelphicum. If you Google images of Lilium philadelphicum, you can clearly see the difference. It would be nice to update the identification on these beautiful images so anyone doing a search does not come across the incorrect ID.

    Comment by Sue — July 29, 2011 @ 1:35 pm

  8. Not Wood Lily(Lilium philadelphicum). What you have here is an escaped daylily. Hemerocalis but not standard H. fulva, perhaps H. fulva rosalinda .

    Comment by Chuck Chapman — June 2, 2012 @ 9:14 am

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