hemerocallis (hemər-ō-kalə̇s)

Hemerocallis is a beautiful flower that blooms for just one day.

This week we shall explore the roots of another flower. The hemerocallis, better known as the daylily, is a perennial that comes in many different colors. These flowers are very pretty and some are fragrant. The word hemerocallis contains the Greek roots hemer, meaning day, and calli meaning beautiful. Greek roots are typically linked together by the letter “o”. The hemerocallis is the perfect name for these bright, beautiful flowers because they only bloom for one day.