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Wednesday, 29 February 2012


Iris is a genus of about 300 species of flowering plants with showy flowers. It takes its name from the ancient Greek goddess of the rainbow, Iris, referring to the wide variety of flower colours found among the many species. As well as being the scientific name, iris is also very widely used as a common name for all Iris species, though some plants called thus belong to other closely related genera. A common name for some species is 'flags', while the plants of the subgenus Scorpiris are widely known as 'junos', particularly in horticulture. It is a popular garden flower and its blossoms provide wonderful splashes of colour in the Spring garden.

The genus is widely distributed throughout the north temperate zone. Their habitats are varied, ranging from cold and montane regions to the grassy slopes, meadowlands and riverbanks of Europe, the Middle East and northern Africa, Asia and across North America.  Irises are perennial herbs, growing from creeping rhizomes (rhizomatous irises) or, in drier climates, from bulbs (bulbous irises). They have long, erect flowering stems which may be simple or branched, solid or hollow, and flattened or have a circular cross-section. The rhizomatous species usually have 3–10 basal sword-shaped leaves growing in dense clumps. The bulbous species have cylindrical, basal leaves.

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  1. Hi Nick, it's great I am here ahead today, haha! I haven't seen that color of iris, we only have the yellow and blue. Now i am joining the Vanda

  2. Great shot, the iris make me shiver in delight :)

  3. Nice colors, its pastel purple is pretty! I do not think I have this species. BTW, when does this floral meme start? Its only Thursday Aussie time. I am still getting mine ready.

    1. Hello Ebie. I open the meme on Thursday and it remain open until the following Wednesday. This way it allows ample time for everyone to get their entries in either side of the International Date Line.
      You still have plenty of time to get your entry in!

  4. Can't wait for mine to appear again. Not until the middle of June though and I still need to replant them. Totally the wrong time for that of course, but I can only do these gardening bits if I feel like it. Never mind them.
    Isn't it odd that there were no wild/species roses below the equator either?

  5. THE GODDESS OF THE RAINBOW! That is truly a good expression for this flower. :)

  6. Iris is one of my favorites. Beautiful colors, Nick. I'll post soon.

  7. Beautiful iris and photo, too.

    Regards and best wishes

  8. Not something we can grow up here in the north, but I do so appreciate their beauty.

  9. Beautiful hues of lilac on this gorgeous iris... Bravo!

  10. Hey Nix- Nice job. I like the pic but also like all the info. As a kid I remember my dad separating clumps of iris and replanting them until they surrounded the whole yard! Purple - like yours! Btw I like your description of yourself below. It is good to have a lot of interests. :).

  11. Glorious iris! Amazing how this particular iris may be very dark, medium, or light purple! This photo captures the glory of the paler version! Delightful!

  12. What a beautiful composition|!

  13. Very sensual! The ineffable colors are dreamy...