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Large wild iris, Fairy Iris

Dietes grandiflora


Is a rhizomatous perennial plant with long, rigid, sword-like green leaves belonging to the Iridaceae family. The blooms are white marked with yellow and violet. Dark markings are found at the base of the outer tepals. These are borne in abundance during summer, especially after rain. Flowers are followed by 5 cm long green capsules that contain very dark brown seeds, these are displersed when the capsule splits open.


This species is common in horticulture in its native South Africa, where it is often used in public gardens, beautification of commercial premises and along roadsides.


National Botanical garden, Belgium

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Meise, Vlaanderen, Belgium

Spotted on May 17, 2012
Submitted on May 31, 2012

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