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Taxon: Hemerocallis fulva (L.) L.

Genus: Hemerocallis
Family: Xanthorrhoeaceae subfamily: Hemerocallidoideae. Also placed in: Hemerocallidaceae Liliaceae
Nomen number: 18861
Place of publication: Sp. pl. ed. 2, 1:462. 1762
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 23-Oct-2002 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 13-May-2009
Species priority site is: National Arboretum (NA). Alternate site is: Ornamental Plant Germplasm Center (OPGC).
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

See also subordinate taxa:

Common names:

  • coastal day-lily   (Source: Hemerocallis ) – English   [Hemerocallis fulva var. littorea]
  • common yellow day-lily   (Source: F Korea ) – English   [Hemerocallis fulva var. kwanso]
  • fulvous day-lily   (Source: Hem Daylily ) – English
  • orange day-lily   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • tawny day-lily   (Source: Dict Econ Pl ) – English
  • chang ban xuan cao   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese   [Hemerocallis fulva var. kwanso]
  • chang guan xuan cao   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese   [Hemerocallis fulva var. angustifolia]
  • chang lu xuan cao   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese   [Hemerocallis fulva var. aurantiaca]
  • xuan cao   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese
  • xuan cao   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese   [Hemerocallis fulva var. fulva]
  • Bahnwärter-Taglilie   (Source: Zander ed16 ) – German
  • braunrote Taglilie   (Source: Zander ed16 ) – German
  • akino-wasuregusa   (Source: Acta PhGeob 22:42.) – Japanese Rōmaji   [Hemerocallis fulva var. sempervirens]
  • hama-kanzō   (Source: Acta PhGeob 22:42.) – Japanese Rōmaji   [Hemerocallis fulva var. littorea]
  • oni-kanzō   (Source: F Korea ) – Japanese Rōmaji   [Hemerocallis fulva var. kwanso]
  • yabu-kanzō   (Source: F Korea ) – Japanese Rōmaji   [Hemerocallis fulva var. kwanso]
  • heutowanchuri   (Source: F Korea ) – Transcribed Korean   [Hemerocallis fulva var. littorea]
  • wangwonchuli   (Source: F Korea ) – Transcribed Korean   [Hemerocallis fulva var. kwanso]
  • wonchuri   (Source: Kulturpflanze 34:102.) – Transcribed Korean
  • branddaglilja   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish   [Hemerocallis fulva var. aurantiaca]
  • brunröd daglilja   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

    Western Asia: Iran
    Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Georgia
    China: China - Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hebei, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Shaanxi, Shandong, Shanxi, Sichuan, Xizang, Yunnan, Zhejiang
    Indian Subcontinent: India

  • naturalized in temperate regions

  • cultivated in temperate regions

  • exact native range obscure, probable origin e. Asia


  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson. 2009. Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin).
  • Czerepanov, S. K. 1995. Vascular plants of Russia and adjacent states (the former USSR).
  • Davis, P. H., ed. 1965–1988. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands.
  • Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs.
  • Englert, J. M. et al. 1999–. USDA-NRCS Improved conservation plant materials released by NRCS and cooperators.
  • Erhardt, W. et al. 2000. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 16. Auflage.
  • Erhardt, W. 1992. Hemerocallis: daylilies. 44. [= H. fulva L.].
  • Greuter, W. et al., eds. 2000. International code of botanical nomenclature (Saint Louis Code). Art. 11.2 Ex. 4.
  • Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. [lists as H. fulva L.].
  • Kang, S. S. & M. G. Chung. 1994. Hemerocallis hakuunensis (Liliaceae) in Korea. Sida 23. [mentions].
  • Kang, S. S. & M. G. Chung. 1997. Hemerocallis taeanensis (Liliaceae), a new species from Korea. Syst. Bot. 22:427. [mentions].
  • Kitchingman, R. M. 1983. A survey of Hemerocallis species part 1. Bull. Brit. Hosta Hemerocallis Soc. 1(3):31.
  • Kitchingman, R. M. 1983. A survey of Hemerocallis species. Bull. Brit. Hosta Hemerocallis Soc. 1(1):34. [= H. fulva L.].
  • Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. 1934–1964. Flora SSSR.
  • Lee, Y. N. 1997. Flora of Korea. [= H. aurantiaca; list as H. fulva L.].
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  • Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2.
  • Matsuoka, M. & M. Hotta. 1966. Classification of Hemerocallis in Japan and its vicinity. Acta Phytotax. Geobot. 22:42. [lists as H. fulva L.].
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2.
  • Mun-Chan, B. et al. 1986. A checklist of the Korean cultivated plants. Kulturpflanze 34:102.
  • Munson, R. W., Jr. 1989. Hemerocallis, the daylily. 12. [= H. fulva L.].
  • Natural Products Research Institute, Seoul National University. 1998. Medicinal plants in the Republic of Korea. WHO Regional Publications Western Pacific Series No. 21.
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1964–1980. Flora europaea.
  • Uphof, J. C. T. 1968. Dictionary of economic plants, ed. 2.
  • Walters, S. M. et al., eds. 1986–. European garden flora. [lists as H. fulva L.].
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994–. Flora of China (English edition).
  • Zhang, S. & J. Li. 1995. A initial study on Hemercallis resources. J Shanghai Agric. Coll. 13:181–186.
  • Zhong Guo & Hua Jing. 1993. China floral encyclopaedia. 592.


Check other web resources for Hemerocallis fulva (L.) L.:

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Hemerocallis fulva cultivars
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.


  • Check for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
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