Photographs: Ballingeary, Co.Cork
Terminal spikes of bright orange flowers, funnel-shaped.
Strap-like leaves, shorter than flower stems. Leaves die down in winter
and give protection to the corms. Height: To 100 cm
Woods, dry banks, roadsides. Locally abundant in S and W Ireland, occasional elsewhere. Naturalised garden escape.
Similar: Potts' Montbretia, Crocosmia pottsii
Above: Monbretia. Ballingeary, Co.Cork. September 2008