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This flower, included in my post of Hawaii pictures a few hours ago, was identified by several lj friends as a Crocosmia. A little sniffing around revealed that it was in fact Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora, a hybrid of two South African species developed in France in the 1880s, and it goes by the common name "Montbretia." Many cultivated varieties have been developed, and may be referred to by their cultivated name. One popular red-flowered variety goes by the name "Lucifer." Crocosmia has since been introduced to Europe, North America, Australia, and of course, Hawaii.

cottonmanifesto took this picture a couple weeks ago, of a Lucifer growing in our neighbor's garden:

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