Montbretia, Crocosmia pottsii x aurea = C. x crocosmiiflora

Overview

Short description of Crocosmia pottsii x aurea = C. x crocosmiiflora, Montbretia

It forms clumps similar in appearance to those of the yellow iris, but with bright orange flowers. There are several related species and hybrids.

Description of Crocosmia pottsii x aurea = C. x crocosmiiflora, Montbretia status in GB

Montbretia is established in the wild from garden throw-outs and spreading vegetatively, especially in the west, but rarely reproducing by seed.

Habitat summary: Crocosmia pottsii x aurea = C. x crocosmiiflora, Montbretia

Usually in woodland edges or on roadsides where garden refuse has been dumped.

Overview table

Environment: Terrestrial
Species status: Hybrid GB
Functional type: Land plant
Status in England: Hybrid GB
Status in Scotland: Hybrid GB
Status in Wales: Hybrid GB
Location of first record: v.c.83
Date of first record: 1907

Distribution map

GB Distribution from NBN Atlas

Author's name:

BSBI

Last updated:

August 8th, 2011

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