Dwarf day lily (Hemerocallis minor)

Dmitry Poltavsky - Hemerocallis minor

Hemerocallis minor, is also known as Dwarf day lily, Grassleaf lily and Small daylily. It is native to northern Asia (Siberia, Mongolia, China, Korea). The plant grows up to 50 cm high. It has beautiful scentless yellow flowers that bloom from May to June. Hemerocallis, the botanical name for daylily means in Greek Beautiful for a day. Each flower only opens for one day. After it is spent, it is succeeded by the next day's blossom. In China, the flowers are eaten as a traditional food.