Krasodnev yellow and Krasodnev small

KRASODNEV YELLOW (daylily, yellow lily) and KRASODNEV SMALL (yellow daylily)


Perennial fragrant herbaceous plant with a vertical shortened rhizome and numerous cord-like roots. All leaves are basal, broadly linear, long-pointed. The flowering stem is leafless, 30-70 cm tall. At the top of the stem, 2-8 yellow, large (7-9 cm long), funnel-shaped flowers subsequently develop. Blooms from late May to July. The fruit is a three-celled capsule, obtusely three-sided, with black seeds.

Widely distributed in the south of the forest and forest-steppe zones of Western Siberia. Grows in forest, floodplain meadows, meadow slopes of the Altai foothills, along the slopes of pine and birch forests. Bred in gardens as an ornamental plant.

In Eastern Siberia, a similar species grows – the small krasnodnev, or yellow daylily. Differs longer peduncle (40-80 cm), fewer flowers (no more than 5) and smaller flowers (4-7 cm long).

Grows in meadows, slopes, forest edges.

In traditional medicine, both types are used equally. Fully blossomed flowers are used to prepare a decoction against heart diseases. An infusion of stems and leaves is recommended as a choleretic and is drunk for jaundice, the aerial part, together with flowers, is infused and drunk for rheumatism. The root and rhizome are used to treat female diseases.

In Tibetan medicine, the flowers are used as a heart tonic. Included in fees for the treatment of the liver.


Infusion: 10-20 g of flowers per glass of boiled water, take 1 tbsp. spoon 3 times every day.

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