Daylily: Hemerocalli

The daylily is a charming, perennial vegetable considered a delicacy by wild food gatherers and knowledgeable chefs. All parts of the plant -- the sprouting leaves that appear in the spring, the summer buds and blossoms, the leaves and even the rhizomes -- are edible. Daylilies brighten beds and borders and succeed in mass plantings on steep slopes. Available in almost every color of the rainbow.