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Fortnight Lily

Dietes iridioides


small white petals with yellow markings protruding from the center to about the center of the white petal, smaller purple centers with white tips. Small slender grass like leaves with single tube like stems.


Also known as the African Iris.

1 species ID suggestions

jprat001 6 years ago
Fortnight lily
dietes vegeta


MaryEvans2 6 years ago

Thank you Harsuame and Melissa

harsuame 6 years ago

Muy hermosa ....

MelissaFerguson 6 years ago

I have sen these before but didn't know what they were! Great photos, Mary! Thanks for posting in Florida's Flora & Fauna!

jprat001 6 years ago

No problem, it was one of the first plants I learned!

MaryEvans2 6 years ago

Thank you jprat001. I can finally call this one by its rightful name!

Tallahassee, Florida, USA

Lat: 30.44, Long: -84.28

Spotted on Nov 22, 2011
Submitted on Feb 6, 2012

Spotted for mission

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