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Can anyone identify the plant below? It's in a backyard in Pennsylvania, and the photo was taken today.

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It would help if you provided more photos, such as a detail of the flower (where petals and other structural elements can be counted), the stem, the leaves, etc. – bli Aug 13 '13 at 11:01
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The flower is a Hemerocallis fulva (Hemerocallidaceae).

The leaf seems to be a Cucurbitaceae, as said above, the same family as the zucchini

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Those flowers don't come from the same plant as that big leaf in the front do they? Cant help you with the leaves, but the flower looks like a daylily. source: I know nothing about plants, but happen to have a mom who got a degree in horticulture :) Sweet daylily picture from wikipedia

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And the big leaf could come from some kind of zucchini. Source: grandmas garden. – skymningen Dec 11 '13 at 13:50

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