This is the simple key I could build based on Hortus Third, Manual of Cultivated Plants this website and other sources. You may refine it if you like:
Key to the commonly cultivated species of Crocosmia
1a. Perianth tube twice or more as long as lobes…………………………………………………………..(2)
1b. Perianth tube shorter or equalling lobes…………………………………………………………………(4)
2a. Inflorescence many-flowered, unbranched, one-sided………………………………………………C. masoniorum
2b. Inflorescence few-many flowered, branched……………………………………………………………(3)
3a. Inflorescence forking, 15-25 cm long; perianth bright orange-yellow, tinged ed…………..C. pottsii
3b. Inflorescence much-branched, with often brush-like clusters of flowers………………………C. paniculata
4a. Flowers orange yellow………………………………………………………………………………………….C. aurea
4b. Flowers crimson to orange-crimson……………………………………………………………………….C. crocosmiiflora

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27102011GS1 and cultivated herb from Herbal Garden Kashmir for ID: Photographed from Herbal Garden, below Cheshmashahi, Kashmir.
Cultivated herb with narrow linear leaves and orange red flowers about 5 cm long on branched spicate panicles on scape.

Perhaps some member of Iridaceae.


Is it not Crocosmia?


You may be right. I have lot of Freesia seen but the genus never came to my mind when photographing it. Freesia seemed closer when … suggested it.

Let us explore further


I think Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora (Lemoine) N. E. Br.


Yes sir, looks same to me.


Definitely Crocosmia but difficult to say which hybrd.
Interesting link here:http://www.thecrocosmiagardens.net/


Thanks … for this link

This is the simple key I could build based on Hortus Third, Manual of Cultivated Plants this website and other sources. You may refine it if you like:
Key to the commonly cultivated species of Crocosmia
1a. Perianth tube twice or more as long as lobes…………………………………………………………..(2)
1b. Perianth tube shorter or equalling lobes…………………………………………………………………(4)
2a. Inflorescence many-flowered, unbranched, one-sided………………………………………………C. masoniorum
2b. Inflorescence few-many flowered, branched……………………………………………………………(3)
3a. Inflorescence forking, 15-25 cm long; perianth bright orange-yellow, tinged ed……………C. pottsii
3b. Inflorescence much-branched, with often brush-like clusters of flowers……………………….C. paniculata
4a. Flowers orange yellow…………………………………………………………………………………………..C. aurea
4b. Flowers crimson to orange-crimson………………………………………………………………………..C. crocosmiiflora
 

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Requesting to please ID this plant with red flowers in San Francisco, USA in May 2013.


I think this is Calopogon pulchellus


I hope Crocosmia crocosmiiflora


uncontrollable weedy growth
i wonder if it was at all planted by the county folks?
or is it a volunteering nuisance looking pretty?


I am not sure whether this was planted or was growing wild….


It is planted and forgotten in USA. Also true of Rosemary, Lavender, Agapanthus, Oenothera and several other plants.


Crocosmia crocosmiiflora is a hybrid of C.aurea and C.pottsii and belongs to family Iridaceae
 

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Crocosmia × crocosmiiflora ATJULY2016/03 : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)

Crocosmia × crocosmiiflora
Cultivated
Shimla
July 2016


Thank you … A lot of homes around where I live grow these and it’s good to know its proper identity.


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Photograph from different angle. Attachments (1)

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ID this plant seen in Darjeeling and also in places in Sikkim. : 8 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)

Please help me identify this.


Thanks, …,  Do you have image of the leaves ?


Not much of an image to go on but this is distinctive.  Commonly known in UK as ‘Montbretia’ this is Crocosmia x crocosmifoliaLocal forms typically with tawny-orange flowers but specific cultivars available.  According to Flora of Bhutan found in Darjeeling Town etc. and Sikkim (Yoksum etc.) – a hybrid of horticultural origin from S.African parents commonly cultivated in gardens in Darjeeling and Sikkim, less frequently in Bhutan but not becoming naturalised.  Close to Gladiolus (Iridaceae – the Iris family).
Commonly cultivated in UK and very tolerant of shade; naturalised by sides of lakes, rivers and ditches in hedge-banks, on waste ground and in woods, spreading by vegetative means and by seed.
First raised at Nancy, France by Victor Lemoine by crossing C.potsii with C.aurea. Flowered for first time in 1880.

Even found it within the 2km x 2km tetrad local tetrad I am recording towards the Botanical Society of Britain & Ireland’s 2020 Atlas in waste ground at the edge of a wood where garden refuse was dumped.


Thanks so much for the id, …! I almost thought it was a naturally growing plant since I could see it everywhere on the hills. 🙂


Greetings.  Your observation suggests that this plant has naturalised (whereas in ‘Flora of Bhutan’ the authors said it was not (at least not when published in 1994) but their frist-hand field experience in Sikkim would have been minimal (or perhaps even zero as they concentrated upon Bhutan).  I hope ‘Montbretia’ has not or does not, become an invasive weed damaging populations of native plants. In the wetter districts of the UK (and many other parts of Europe, through to arctic Norway and even Alaska) ‘Himalayan Balsam’ (Impatiens glandulifera) has become
an invasive weed being troublesome in places – it seems to have been first introduced (deliberately, for its ornamental merit sometimes back in the 1830s).
Plants are naturalised all over the world. I encounter many people who think a cultivated plant or escape from cultivation (or a plant which arrived accidently as seed) are natives/growing wild.
Some of such plants which in the UK botanists call ALIENS & ADVENTIVES can be prominent and showy.
The National Flower of the Philippines (decided by an American) is not a native species!

Where I live in the UK, such ALIENS & ADVENTIVES represent a significant part of the flora.


Thank you for much for your delightful mail. We can only hope that Montbretia hasn’t become invasive yet in the Eastern Himalayas. I understand that it clearly (at least at some point) was a cultivated species, but could it have been introduced as such by the British during the colonial period to India?
It’s truly a pity that such a lovely Himalayan species as the ‘Himalayan balsam’ has now turned into an invasive specie.
Thanks again so much for helping me identify Montbretia, it had bothered me for too long.

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[efloraofindia:34930] Liliaceous Herb from DakPathar HP :  Attachments (2). 8 posts by 5 authors.
Liliaceous Herb for ID
Date/Time- June 2008
Location- Place, Altitude, GPS- Dak Pathar Near Paonta Sahib HP
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type Garden
Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb Large Herb
Height/Length- 5-6 ft
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- Simple linear leaf blade
Inflorescence Type/ Size- Seen in photo

I think Hemerocallis fulva, the day lily


Crocosmia aurea (Iridaceae).


Yes … You are right, perhaps I have never seen this plant.


Any way it can be seen along stream sides in Munnar , Kerala


Lovely photos of the Saffron Lily


I think this is also Crocosmia × crocosmiiflora (Lemoine) N.E.Br. as per images herein as well as per differences at http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/index.php/Crocosmia


Yes it is.

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CLIVIA:  I saw coloured pictures of Clivia in books. This is a bulbus plant of African origin. I was on a trip to Shilong in 2002. There I saw the plant in bloom. I collected some bulbs and put them in a pot. The plants survived but there were no flowers. We got the first flowers from our Clivia plants in 2008. In 2010 I observed with surprise that Sunbirds visit the flowers in search of nectar. Attaching an image in which Female of a Purple Sunbird is on the flower of Clivia. I learn everyday from nature.


Sorry but your plant is absolutely not a Clivia. The flowers are of the wrong shape and Clivia is never bulbous so you can collect bulbs. They are evergreen with an appearance of a fat leek.


Definitely it is Crocosmia Sp (Family: Iridaceae).

It is an exotic plant common in Shillong gardens as well as in wild as escapes.


The plant is available in our Manipur State: like Crocosmia aurea (Pappe ex J.D. Hooker) Planchon, however, the photo may be a hybrid Crocosmia Jackanapes.


 

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142-TSP-ID-28JAN2018-3: An ornamental herb for ID assistance : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)

 

Kindly examine and identify this plant  

Habit: Herb 

Habitat: Cultivated,Ornamental 

Sighting: Near Chikmagalur,Karnataka,about 1200 msl 

Date: 22-08-2015


I hope it is Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora.. Iridaceae


Thanks … for the lead..


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Ornamental Plant for ID, North West Bengal NAW-JUL16-13 : 8 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (3)
Kindly identify this ornamental plant found along a roadside, possibly planted, photographed in Darjeeling, West Bengal in May 2015.

Crocosmia

Pl. check as suggested by …:


Do you agree?

Yes, likely to be Crocosmia crocosmiiflora..

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SK1366 18 AUG 2018 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)- around 600 kb each.

Location: Nagarkot, Nepal
Altitude : 6000 ft.
Date: 18 July 2018

Habit : Cultivated


Crocosmia sp. [Iridaceae].

Thank you …  Crocosmia × crocosmiiflora (Lemoine) N.E.Br.


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Crocosmia × crocosmiiflora : 2 posts by 1 author. 4 images- 1 to 3 mb each.

Crocosmia × crocosmiiflora
Shimla
July 2018


 


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Photographed from Manali, perhaps a member of Zingiberaceae. Please help in ID


I not think it is a ginger, may be some other monocot


It looks like a grass. and also check Ophiopogon intermedius


Ophipogon intermedius flower does not protrude that far, is clumped near the base and is always white.


This is not a grass, but one of the garden lilies.


Crocosmia crocosmiiflora (Nicholson) N.E.Br. ??


May I request you to pl. check.

Seems a better match …


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