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.

Cal-IPC Rating: Watch

Cal-IPC Assessment

Plant Risk Assessment - An evaluation of the potential for a plant to be invasive in California.

Cal-IPC Symposium Presentations

None for this species.

Other Chasmanthe floribunda Information

  • CalPhotos - Images of plants taken mostly in California.
  • CalFlora - Distribution information based on submitted observations and herbarium specimens.
  • Jepson Online Interchange for California Flora - Information on taxonomy, biology, and distribution from UC Berkeley's Jepson Herbarium.
  • USDA PLANTS Database - Federal database with information on identification and distribution, and links to websites in individual states.