Overview

Distribution

Gansu, Hebei, Heilongjiang, Jilin, Liaoning, Nei Mongol, Shaanxi, Shandong, Shanxi [Korea, Mongolia, Russia (Siberia)].
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Physical Description

Morphology

Description

Plants deciduous in winter. Roots ropelike, 1.5--3(--4) mm thick, sometimes fibrous, without a tuberous part. Leaves linear, 20--60 × 0.3--1.5 cm. Scape slightly shorter than or subequaling leaves, slender, solid; sterile bracts absent. Inflorescence short; axes very short; helicoidal cymes 2(or 3), 1- or 2-flowered; bracts lanceolate or ovate-lanceolate, 0.8--2.5 cm × 3--8 mm. Pedicel 4--18 mm. Flowers fragrant, opening in evening and lasting 1--2 days. Perianth lemon-colored; tube usually greenish, short, 1--2.5(--3) cm; segments spreading, 4--7.5 cm, inner ones 1.5--2.3 cm wide, wider than outer ones. Filaments ca. 4 cm; anthers pale yellow, sometimes purple-black adaxially, ca. 5 mm. Capsule narrowly ellipsoid, 2--3 × 1--2 cm. Fl. May--Jun. 2 n = 22.
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Diagnostic Description

Synonym

Hemerocallis flava (Linnaeus) Linnaeus var. minor (Miller) M. Hotta.
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Ecology

Habitat

Forests, thickets, grassy slopes, meadows, waste fields, wet places along valleys; 200--2600 m.
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Hemerocallis minor

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Hemerocallis minor

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Public Records: 3
Specimens with Barcodes: 3
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Wikipedia

Hemerocallis minor

Hemerocallis minor, is also known as Dwarf day lily, Grassleaf Lily. It is a member of the relatively small genus Hemerocallis. The plant grows up to 0.5 m high. Its wide yellow flowers is scentless. It is a hermaphroditic plant, and is pollinated by insects such as honey bees.

Propagation

Propagation is mainly done by seed, which the plant produces in pods. Division can also be done to reproduce the plants.

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Notes

Comments

The flowers are steamed and then dried as a traditional food in China.
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