Day Lily, Hemerocallis fulva, is a plant of summer. The flower has six orange lobes and basal leaves. You can eat the flower buds, flowers, young shoots, seeds, leaves and roots. Medicinally, Chinese herbalists have used the plant as a sedative, pain killer and for PTSD. The leaves can be made into a good cordage.
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