Daylily—Edible Plants

edible_weeds_day_lilyWhen we moved into our home, we were blessed by an abundance of daylilies. The daylily (hemerocallis fulva) is mostly known for being an ornamental plant, however, the tubers, young shoots, and flowers can all be eaten raw or cooked. The tubers are cooked like potatoes by boiling them for 15 minutes or so. We have been so taken with their beauty, we have yet to serve them for dinner.

CAUTION: there have been reports of nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea with consuming daylilies, particularly in large quantities. Cooking is thought to reduce the effects. Please research any plant you intend to consume. Click on the image for a larger view.