Chinese Common Names for Hemerocallis Species

The list below is alphabetically ordered based on the Pinyin, which is the phonetical writing of the Chinese words in Latin characters.
In case the Chinese characters do not display properly,
then click here to get the Chinese characters as pictures.
or if you have Unicode fonts,
then click here to get the Chinese characters as UTF-8 codes.
chin. Name Pinyin Translation/Explanation Species
矮萱草 ai, xuan, cao low, forget/push aside, herb/grass H. nana
北黄花菜 bei, huang, hua, cai northern, yellow, flower, vegetable/dish H. lilioasphodelus
北萱草 bei, xuan, cao northern, forget/push aside, herb/grass H. esculenta
长瓣萱草 chang, ban, xuan, cao long/strong, petal, forget/push aside, herb/grass H. fulva 'Kwanso'
长苞萱草 chang, bao, xuan, cao long/strong, flower bud, forget/push aside, herb/grass H. middendorffii
var. longibracteata
长管萱草 chang, guan, xuan, cao long/strong, tube, forget/push aside, herb/grass H. fulva
var. angustifolia
常绿萱草 chang, lu, xuan, cao often/always, green, forget/push aside, herb/grass H. aurantiaca
大苞萱草 da, bao, xuan, cao big, flower bud, forget/push aside, herb/grass H. middendorffii
大苞萱草
(原变种)
da, bao, xuan, cao
 
(yuan, bian, zhong)
big, flower bud, forget/push aside, herb/grass
 
(early/primitive, variety/variant)
H. middendorffii
var. middendorffii
对苞萱草 dui, bao, xuan, cao opposite/agree, flower bud, forget/push aside, herb/grass H. fulva var. oppositibracteata
多花萱草 duo, hua, xuan, cao many, flowers, forget/push aside, herb/grass H. multiflora
红萱 hong, xuan red, forget/push aside H. multiflora
黄花 huang, hua yellow, flower H. citrina
H. minor
黄花菜 huang, hua, cai yellow, flower, vegetable/dish H. citrina
金针 jin, zhen golden, needle
(dried daylily flower)
H. minor
金针菜 jin, zhen, cai golden, needle, vegetable/dish
(dried daylily flower, vegetable/dish)
H. citrina
鹿葱 lu, cong deer, onion/scallion H. lilioasphodelus
西南萱草 xi, nan, xuan, cao western, southern, forget/push aside, herb/grass H. forrestii
小黄花菜 xiao, huang, hua, cai small, yellow, flower, vegetable/dish H. minor
小萱草 xiao, xuan, cao small, forget/push aside, herb/grass H. dumortieri
萱草 xuan, cao forget/push aside, herb/grass H. fulva
萱草
(原变种)
xuan, cao
 
(yuan, bian, zhong)
forget/push aside, herb/grass
 
(early/primitive, variety/variant)
H. fulva
var. fulva
萱草属 xuan, cao, shu forget/push aside, herb/grass, genus Hemerocallis
折叶萱草 zhe, ye, xuan, cao plicate/turned over, leave, forget/push aside, herb/grass H. plicata
褶叶萱草 zhe, ye, xuan, cao plicate/folded, leave, forget/push aside, herb/grass H. plicata

© Copyright   Dr. Juerg Plodeck   &   Dr. Jianping Zhuang Plodeck , 2003