Chasmanthe floribunda

Chasmanthe floribunda_Tony Morosco
Photo by Tony Morosco

Common names: African cornflag

Chasmanthe floribunda (African cornflag) is a perennial herb/ (family Iridaceae) with red flowers and long narrow leaves found in the coastal ranges, San Francisco Bay area and southwestern ranges of California. It is native to southern Africa. It favors dunes, scrub and chaparral habitats. It reproduces by corms which multiply rapidly. Seeds are dispersed by birds and water.

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