The pistil of a daylily sticks up further than any other structures inside the flower. I’m sure this is to allow the anther to catch lots of pollen floating by in the air.
I looked at the tip of the pistil under a microscope one time. I could actually see tiny hairs that serve to grasp the pollen. It looked sort of like a sea anemone.
The anther has to be small and lightweight for the pistil to support it. The pollen it catches is microscopic, so it doesn’t weigh the style down.