Crocosmia *
Name from the Greek krokos, meaning saffron, and
osme meaning smell, alluding to the saffron scent given off by the dried flowers when placed in water.
A closer look at Crocosmia in bloom
 
These tender bulbs from South Africa look similar to Gladiolus, but belong to the Iris family.
 
They grow 2 - 4 feet high, producing orange-yellow, orange with dark blotches or yellow and brick red colored flowers from July to October.
 
The bulbs freely increase and the flowers can be used for cutting.
 
Location on campus:
Sequoia Commons
* Information from http://www.botany.com/crocosmia.html and
from http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/plants/plantprofile_crocosmia.shtml