(via Adam Broschinski)
5 September 2012 at 10:07 pm
Daylilies are edible. They can be cooked as a potherb, though, when fresh, they tend to have a slimy texture. If you dry them out first, then cook them makes their texture firmer.
They have a light, delightful flavor.
Antiochus Epiphanes says
5 September 2012 at 10:22 pm
Good enough reason for me.
MG Myers says
5 September 2012 at 10:40 pm
Beautiful photograph! This one is awesome too.
6 September 2012 at 11:34 am
one of things I find so fascinating are plant families.
like in music variation on a theme.
bananas are lilies apples are roses as are almonds
Markita Lynda—damn climate change! says
6 September 2012 at 5:03 pm
You can stirfry the buds the day before they open. They might substitute for okra.
I was surprised to find that the different colors we see in gardens are not jut varieties but different species.
6 September 2012 at 6:08 pm
That reminds me of something I once created: an Organism-Symmetry Demo
Notice how that lily has D3 radial symmetry and approximate D6 symmetry. That’s common among monocots; dicot flowers usually have D5 symmetry and sometimes D4.
Many flowers have bilateral symmetry, though that’s derived from radial symmetry.
C1 = no symmetry
D1 = bilateral symmetry
C(n) = rotation (cyclic)
D(n) = rotation + reflection (dihedral)
2D Point-Group Demo
C(infinity) = SO(2)
D(infinity) = O(2)
6 September 2012 at 6:19 pm
I should mention that the animal kingdom is somewhat short on more-than-bilateral symmetry. Here is what I can think of at the moment:
Adult echinoderms have close to D5 symmetry, though it’s built on bilateral symmetry.
Cephalopods have D8 / D2 or D8 symmetry in their arms.
Cnidarians have variously D4, D6, or D8 symmetry, and ctenophores have D8 / D2 symmetry. Their radial symmetry may be secondary, like that of echinoderms and cephalopods, judging from certain features of their development.