Chasmanthe floribunda

Chasmanthe floribunda_Tony Morosco
Photo: 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

CDFA Rating: None?

Assessment(s)

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

Weed Management Notes

No Weed RIC Management Notes are available for this species. Check for information on other species in the genus on the Weed RIC site.

Cal-IPC Newsletter Articles

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Cal-IPC Symposium Presentations

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Other Chasmanthe floribunda Information

  • CalPhotos - Images of plants taken mostly in California.
  • Calflora - Distribution map and records of this species in California.
  • CalWeedMapper - Distribution map of this species in California with ability to determine regional priorities.
  • EDDMapS - Distribution of this species in North America.
  • Jepson Interchange - Information on this plant's taxonomy, biology, and distribution from UC Berkeley's Jepson Herbarium.
  • USDA PLANTS Database - Information on identification and distribution, with links to websites in individual states.
  • Additional photos

    Chasmanthe floribunda_flowers (can also be yellow)_copyright_2009_NealKramer
    Chasmanthe floribunda (African cornflag) flowers (can also be yellow). Photo: © 2009 Neal Kramer