The African flag (Chasmanthe floribunda) belongs to the Iridaceae (the Iris family). It is a perennial herb that endemic to Cape Province in South Africa. At present, it is naturalized in California, Algeria, Australia and Argentina. This herb grows in sgrugs and forest edges, and up to about 1 m in height. The leaves are long narrow lance-shaped. It stretches a scape in the arch and blooms tubular flowers from fall till winter. The flower is generally bright orange-red or scarlet on the outer-tepals and yellow to orange in the inner-tepals.