yellow day-lily, Hemerocallis lilio-asphodelus
Doesn't look like a pufferfish! Hemerocallis have something in common with those delicious, poisonous fish. The roots are toxic, but when carefully and correctly prepared, they are apparently quite tasty. If you're not that ambitious, the leaves, flowers and buds can be eaten and are not toxic. Yellow day-lilies are a little smaller than their common orange kin, and these are fragrant. They spread to the wild less commonly than the orange ones. Yellow day-lilies have been found wild in AR, CT, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MS, NC, NJ, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, TX, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, NB, NS, ON, and QC. My garden, transplanted from the wild in St. Clair Co, MI, 5/31/11. Day-lily family, Hemerocallidaceae.