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Orange Daylily - Hemerocallis fulva
Other Names:  Tiger Daylily, Roadside Daylily, Ditch Lily, Tawny Daylily

Non-native Species

Global Rank: GNA
State Rank: SNA
C-value: 1

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General Description
Stoloniferous, scapose perennial up to 1.5 m tall. Leaves basal, linear, 50-100 cm long, 1-3 cm wide. Inflorescence a raceme or false umbel. Flowers several, broadly campanulate to funnelform, orange, perianth segments 6, inserted on the perianth, lobes 6-10 cm long, spreading or slightly recurved, tube up to 3.5 cm long. Stamens 6; stigma small, style long and slender, exceeding the anthers; ovary superior, 3-locular; ovules numerous. Fruit a capsule, seeds generally not maturing (adapted from: Churchill, 1986, in Flora of the Great Plains).

Range Comments
Introduced ornamental; widely escaped across much of North America, particularly in eastern half (Kartesz in prep. 2012).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 3

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Escaping from cultivation, found along roadsides and streams, pastures or persisting at abandoned farm sites (from Flora of the Great Plains, 1986).


  • Additional ReferencesLegend:   View Online Publication
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    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2022. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants, Second Edition. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 779 p.
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