Botanical name

Moraea fugacissima

Family

Iridaceae

Common Name

Clock Flower

Synonym (old name)

Galaxia fugacissima
Moraea  fugacissima
Moraea  fugacissima
Moraea  fugacissima
Moraea  fugacissima
Moraea  fugacissima

Description

Stemless, cormous geophyte, 3-6cm high. Leaves several, linear to terete, usually erect, channelled below; flowers yellow, fragrant, in a basal tuft, tepals widely cupped; style exceeding the anthers, stigmas fringed.

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

Habitat

Wet sand and clay flats.

Flower Date

July to September