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Picture of a Day Lily (Hemerocallis)

Daylilies are perennial plants. The name alludes to the flowers which typically last no more than twenty-four hours. Most species of this plant open in the early morning and wither during the following evening possibly replaced by another one on the same flower stalk the next day. They are native to Eurasia including China, Korea, and Japan. The genus is popular worldwide because of the showy flowers and hardiness of many kinds. Most Daylilies occur as clumps, each of which has leaves, a crown, flowers, and roots. Daylilies come in an assortment of shades and have a relatively short blooming period depending on the type.

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Taken on July 6, 2012