This is a post about a flower called Aunt-Eliza and I will start by telling you how it came by that name.
It belongs to the Iris family of plants the Iridiceae, within that family it belongs to the genus Crocosmia (a small genus of plants that are all native to South Africa) and it’s species name is paniculata.
Giving it the scientific name Crocosmia paniculata.
It used to be classified as belonging to the genus Antholyza, say it out loud Aunt-Eliza. Geddit? 🙂
It is a garden escapee that has become naturalised and now grows in the wild all over the UK.