Greek herpo – to creep, lirion – lily, referring to the low spreading habit of the clumps.
Turf-like habit, solitary flowers with tepals not twisting after flowering, and capsular fruits.
1 species from alpine Australia and New Zealand.
Source: (2005). Hemerocallidaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.