"fire lily" ???

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  1. OstaraGypsy

    OstaraGypsy Active Member

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    Hi! can i have some help please with a real name for this very common weedy bulb that i call "fire lily"... it grows everywhere in big clumps here in coastal northern california. the gardener i used to work with i think called it "lobster claw" and told me the real name, but now i have forgotten. :)
    thanks !! this website is great!
    (having just read the "how to search internet for plants" posting and all the talk about common names... fire lily & lobster claw do not bring up what i am looking for with google! hahaha)
    ~erin
     

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    Eric La Fountaine Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Looks like Crocosmia(montbretia).
     
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    KarinL Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Fire Lily is a translation of the German common name - Feuerlilien.
     

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