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Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora (V. Lem.) N.E. Br.
montbretia
Iridaceae (Iris family)

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Distribution of Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora
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Species Information

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General:
Perennial herb from corms, with a fibrous covering, often produced from rhizomes; flowering stems branched, 30-60 cm tall.
Leaves:
Basal leaves linear-lanceolate, 30-60 cm long, 1-2.5 cm wide, entire, the tips long-pointed, the midribs conspicuous; stem leaves lacking.
Flowers:
Inflorescence a panicle of spikes with numerous flowers, the spikes usually longer than the leaves; flowers funnel-shaped, yellow to red, the tubes usually curved, the lobes spreading, about equal; stamens free, exserted from the tubes.
Fruits:
Capsules; seeds 3-6.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Habitat / Range

Waste places and forest edges in the lowland zone; rare garden escape on Vancouver Island and the lower mainland; introduced from South Africa.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Climate

The climate type for this species, as reported in the: "British Columbia plant species codes and selected attributes. Version 6 Database" (Meidinger et al. 2008), is not evaluated, unknown or variable.

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