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Fringed iris

Iris japonica


Iris japonica (fringed iris /crested iris), despite its name, is a native of China, growing in open forest edges and grasslands, at elevations from 500 to 800 m. It was spotted in full bloom, in Christchurch Botanic gardens, NZ.

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand

Lat: -43.53, Long: 172.62

Spotted on Sep 19, 2009
Submitted on Nov 1, 2014

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