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© Dawn J. Benko

 

The scientific name for daylily is Hemerocallis, which comes from the Greek words hēmera (day) and kalos (beautiful) and alludes to the fact that the flowers usually last no more than 24 hours.

 

However, there are many flowers on each stalk and many stalks in each clump of plants, so the flowering period of the clump can last several weeks.

Native to Eurasia, daylilies can survive in a wide range of climates and are found throughout the United States in meadows and along roadsides.

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Daylilies bloom along Mountain Rd. in the Delaware Water Gap NRA in Walpack, New Jersey
© Dawn J. Benko

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Daylilies bloom along NPS Road 615 in the Delaware Water Gap NRA in Walpack, New Jersey
© Dawn J. Benko

 

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