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Hemerocallis sp., Hemerocallis minor.

Hemerocallis sp.? Liliaceae. Day Lily.

Northern Asia. It is somewhat difficult, says Penhallow, to give testimony bearing upon the flavor and desirable qualities of flowers and buds from various species of Hemerocallis. In certain sections of the Island of Yezo, particularly on the pumice formation of the east coast, these plants are very abundant and, at the time of blossoming, the fields for miles along the road on either side are almost uniformly golden-yellow. At such times the Aino women may be seen busily engaged gathering the flowers which they take home to dry or pickle in salt. They are afterwards used in soups.

Hemerocallis minor Mill.

Northern Asia. In China, the young leaves are eaten and appear to intoxicate or stimulate to some extent. The flowers are eaten as a relish with meat. This species is said by Vilmorin to be a native of Siberia and to be grown in French flower gardens.


Sturtevant's Edible Plants of the World, 1919, was edited by U. P. Hedrick.



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