Friday, June 21, 2013

Flowers in Auckland



http://tinaspicstory.blogspot.com.au/2012/05/weekend-flowers-45.html

http://floralfridayfoto.blogspot.co.nz/


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Crocosmia
Crocosmia
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Plantae
(unranked):Angiosperms
(unranked):Monocots
Order:Asparagales
Family:Iridaceae
Subfamily:Ixioideae
Tribe:Ixieae
Genus:Crocosmia
Planch.
Type species
Crocosmia aurea
(Pappe ex Hook.f.) Planch.
Species
See text.
Crocosmia (/krɵˈkɒzmiə/; J.E. Planchon, 1851)[1] (montbretia)[2] is a small genus of flowering plants in the iris family, Iridaceae. It isnative to the grasslands of the Cape Floristic Region, South Africa.Photo

2 comments:

Penelope Puddlisms said...

Interesting … I would never have thought this flower belonged to the iris family. But it does fit in very nicely with the grassy regions as your bottom photo shows. :)

andy tan said...

nice.