I went to Parfrey's Glen after stopping to admire the Wisconsin River yesterday. I'm no longer sure where I took this photo as I had a misspent youth. I do remember a Prairie du Sac hippie saying that the tiger lilies were alive at Graff Park, which I found frightening. I also discovered that a short walk is now an arduous schlepp and that stopping near a flower to fuzt with the camera is a sly way to take a breather.
Praire du Sac and Sauk City also call themselves Bird City, btw, and a little digging uncovered this list of Wisconsin Bird Cities. Makes it a little less unique, n'est-ce pas?
My cousin Jackie tells me this is a Daylily.
Mary H. Meyer at the University of Minnesota Extension describes these perennials as vigorous with more than 35,000 officially registered.
Daylilies belong to the the genus Hemerocalli and typically bloom for one day. Some open in the evening and stay open through the following day. The night blooming vampires are "delightfully fragrant," according to the UM website.
|Fit as a fiddle, just adjusting the aperture, you go on ahead I'll catch up|