Although these are the escaped and naturalized, common, orange, day lilies, they brighten our days in every sunny spot where they take root. Not only are they lovely, but much of the plant is edible and nutritious. Use a bit of caution before eating, however, and read up on the proper handling of plant parts. The blossoms and buds are especially delightful and lend themselves to a variety of uses from garnishing a salad to using as a vegetable. Here's a website to get you started:
Another site to visit gives a treasure trove of general information on these lovely plants, and the quote below is from there. It is the site for American Hemerocallis Society (AHS).
"Where did daylilies originate?
The genus Hemerocallis is native to Asia. Since the early 1930s, hybridizers in the United States and England have made great improvements in daylilies. Originally, the only colors were yellow, orange, an...