Montbretia
Taken at Ardmore Point on 14th August 2020 using Nikon D500 with Sigma 600 mm zoom lens.
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Monbretia

Taken at Strathclyde Park on 4th October 2019 using Nikon D500 with Sigma 600 mm zoom lens. Fact File

Taken at Barns Ness on 18th August 2019 using Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode. Fact File

Taken at Turnberry on 19th August 2018 using Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode. Fact File
Montbretia.
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AKA:
Crocosmia x crocosmiflora.
Asparagales.
Iridaceae.
Perennial.

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Woodland, hedgerows, waste ground
50 - 60 cms.
July - September.
This flower is a hybrid between two South African species, Crocosmia pottsii and Crocosmia auria. The genus name is derived from the Greek words krokos, meaning "saffron", and osme, meaning "odor", as dried leaves of these plants, when immersed in hot water, emit a strong smell
similar to saffron.