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H. lilioasphodelus (Linné emend. Hylander, 1753)

[Linné, C.v., Species Plantarum, ed. 1, 1753, p.324]
Synonyms: H. lutea (Gaertner, 1790)
H. flava (Linné, 1762)
H. Lilio Asphodelus flavus (Linné, 1753)
Asphodelus liliaceus luteus (Theodor, 1590)
Asphodelus luteus liliflorus (Pena & de L'Obel, 1570)
Lilium non bulbosum (Lytes, 1557)
Liliosphodelus luteus liliflorus (Dodoens, 1554)

H. lilioasphodelus (nearly from the front)
Photo: Juerg Plodeck (Basel, May 2003), © Copyright Juerg Plodeck 2003
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Inflorescence: Time: very early, extended, open between 20 and 76 hours
Flower: lemon-yellow, 7.5-10cm in diameter, 7-8cm long
Fragrance: medium to strong, agreeably odor
Sepals:  
Petals:  
Tube: 2.5cm long, cylindrical
Pedicel: 0.3cm long
Fruit: 1.9cm long, 2.5-3.1cm in diameter, oval to elliptical, often covered with warts
Seeds: almost round, black, smooth
Scape: 100cm high, thin, stiff, branches in the upper quarter
Bracts: 4cm long, lanceolate
Leaves:   75 cm long, 1-1.4 cm wide, abundant, medium dark green
Roots:   fibrous with spindle-shaped storage organs
Remarks: Spreading: rhizomes spread rather widely and vigorously from a compact crown of many short branches
Growth:  
Sterility: self-fertile
Habitat: North-Eastern China, Korea, East Siberia
Common Names: Engl.: Lemon Daylily, Tall Yellow Daylily, Custard Lily
German: gelbe Taglilie, fruehe Wiesentaglilie
Japan.:
others: little sensitive for ground wetness, flowers typically long,
rather sprawling plant instead of a neat clump,
used to develop early-blooming, fragrant, extended blooming hybrids

H. lilioasphodelus (from the front)
Photo: Juerg Plodeck (Basel, May 2003), © Copyright Juerg Plodeck 2003
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H. lilioasphodelus (from the side)
Photo: Juerg Plodeck (Basel, May 2003), © Copyright Juerg Plodeck 2003
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