*Watsonia meriana (L.) Mill.

Flowers usually orange to red, 3–4 cm apart. Cormils often in the position of flowers in the lower spathes. Leaves linear, 50–80 cm long and up to 5 cm wide. Spathe bracts triangular to oblong. Perianth tube c. 4 cm long; lobes c. 2 cm long. Style longer than the perianth, branches c. 0.5 cm long. Capsule subglobular. Herb up to 2 m high Garden escape in waste ground near habitation. Introd. from S. Africa. Fl. summer