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The Illyarrie is notable for its big flowers which can be 5 cm across or more. They are bright yellow, being covered by a bright-red cap (operculum) in bud - giving the epithet erythrocorys (red-helmet). The stamens are arranged in 4 bundles and the fruits are ribbed with a red top.
Blooms of flowers seen in Walnut creek ,Ca at 37.9101° N, -122.0652° W. These were seen in the Ruth Bancroft Gardens. The founder is currently 108 yrs old!!
Spotted on Sep 16, 2016
Submitted on Sep 16, 2016