Family: Hemerocallidaceae

hemerocallis family

Species in the Hemerocallidaceae are hairless perennial herbs with elongate, linear leaves confined to the base of the plant. The flowers are arranged in branching inflorescences on top of a long, leafless stem and are showy. The flowers are composed of 2 whorls of 3 tepals that attach below the ovary (i.e., the ovary is superior), and are typically red-orange or yellow in color. There are 6 stamens and 1 style. The fruit is a leathery capsule that opens when ripe to release its many seeds. Species in this family were formerly considered to be part of the Liliaceae.

This Family’s Genera in New England:

Visit this family in the Dichotomous Key