APHOTOFLORA

An online educational resource and botanical image library dedicated to
the flora; wildflowers, trees, shrubs, ferns, liverworts and mosses, found in
South-West England, mostly around Devon and Cornwall, by David Fenwick.

A-P-H-O-T-O Wildlife Stock Image Library
Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora - Common Montbretia (Iridaceae Images)
Common Montbretia
Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora
- flowering plant 1

Common Montbretia
Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora
- flowering plant 2

Common Montbretia
Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora
- flowering plant 3

Common Montbretia
Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora
- flower 1

Common Montbretia
Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora
- flower 2

Common Montbretia
Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora
- flower 3

Common Montbretia
Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora
- flowers 1

Common Montbretia
Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora
- flowers 2

Common Montbretia
Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora
- flowers 3

Common Montbretia
Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora
- flowers 4

Common Montbretia
Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora
- flower side view 1

Common Montbretia
Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora
- flowering plants 1

Common Montbretia
Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora
- flowering plants 2

Common Montbretia
Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora
- flowering plants 3

Common Montbretia
Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora
- flowering plants 4

A very common garden escape in the region. Images taken of plants found across Devon and Cornwall.

This species has in the past had considerably bad publicity in the past, even from government environmental departments. However, it should be noted that the species is easy to control and further to this the species supports a lot of wildlife from small mammals to hoverflies. Therefore a good plant for hedgehogs to hibernate under and for attracting preditory insects into the garden.

It's spread in the region is primarily coastal due to the fact that seeds are more often produced at cooler coastal temperatures. Hot summers render pollen sterile and thus produce infertile plants.

Control of this species should be staged because many species have become to depend on it, especially hedgehogs, which dig out a depression at the foot of the plant and overwinter under the old leaves which persist until the following spring.

For more images of African Flora visit The African Garden

APHOTOFLORA supports open source data recording and sharing for the benefit of wildlife, recorders, research, science and education. The project works closely with the following bodies and organisations.

Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland BSBI

The Botanical Society of
Britain and Ireland
BSBI is for everyone who cares about the wild plants of Britain & Ireland. Promoting the study, understanding & enjoyment of botany since 1836.

CISFBR or Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Federation of Biological Recorders

The CISFBR or Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Federation of Biological Recorders is an independent umbrella organisation supporting independent recorders and recording groups in the county of Cornwall.

Cornish Biodiversity Network

The Cornish Biodiversity Network
or CBN is the largest open source wildlife database in Cornwall that sends open source data to the NBN (National Biodiversity Network). It is a new recording system based on the ERICA database, the largest recording resource in Cornwall. The CBN best supports the activities and needs of the independent recording community and recording groups in Cornwall.

NBN National Biodiversity Network

The National Biodiversity Network or NBN is a charity that supports open source data sharing and recording supporting conservation, science and education.
"Why do recorders need open source?". Simply because it supports the core values of wildlife recording and the free use of records and data over a very wide network that includes partners like the Natural History Museum.

 

Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora Common Montbretia Iridaceae Images
The main objective of this website is in furthering environmental awareness and education through the medium of photography. To increase awareness and access to the flora of the region and help
people find and identify it. Sometimes the difference between species is obvious but a few species may only be determined by observing microscopic differences that are characteristic to any one species.