Daylily(金針) "Mother Flowers" according to traditional Chinese customs
Seasonal Fresh August~October
Origin Beinan Township、Chishang Township、Chenggong Township、Changbin Township、Taimali Township、Jinfeng Township
In recent years, Taitung District Agricultural Research and Extension Station has promoted a new breed of daylily called "Taitung No.7", which has a flowery odor and is suitable to plant on plains. Whether it’s for food or dry goods, the color stays yellow and does not turn black. The texture is also good, and very suitable for making it into daylily products that do not contain sulfide.
Day lilies have various usages. Before the existence of chemical dyes, daylilies were often used as a natural dye. Their buds can be used in foods, their stems (young leaves) can be used as vegetables, and their thick roots can be used for Chinese herbal medicines. In particular, daylilies have little fat and contain a lot of sugar and protein, fiber, calcium, phosphorus, and iron as well. It is one nutritious vegetable.