Botanical name

Moraea angusta

Family

Iridaceae

Description

Cormous geophyte 20-40cm high. Corm tunics of soft, brown, more or less fibrous layers. Stem unbranched, the nodes sticky. Leaf single, terete (circular in cross section) and rigid; flowers palish-yellow to brownish, sometimes flushed with mauve, enclosed in leathery, truncate spathes; tepals unequal, outer 30-50mm long, laxly spreading, inner tepals often erect.

After Dr Johan Moraeus, Squire of Shrewsbury in the 18th century.

Habitat

Rocky sandstone flats and slopes

Flower Date

August to November