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Tigridia pavonia

Tigridia pavonia

Description:

orange and yellow flower with orange darker spots.

Habitat:

Valley of Mexico. Xerophytic shrubland.

Notes:

It is called "flor del jaguar" in native nahuatl language "oceloxochitl". The plant is perennial, the flower is efimerous.

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8 Comments

YurianaMartínez
YurianaMartínez 9 years ago

gracias BioEu! :D besito!

YurianaMartínez
YurianaMartínez 9 years ago

Thank u Brian!! Yes dandoucette, its kind of exciting when you see seeds germinating!!

Brian Parsons
Brian Parsons 9 years ago

very beautiful and interesting flower - thanks for sharing

dandoucette
dandoucette 9 years ago

Yeah, probably easier from bulbs but it's always fun to see something grow from a small seed.

YurianaMartínez
YurianaMartínez 9 years ago

thanks dandoucette! i found it today in a walk, ill go in some time to collect some seeds (i think in the dry season they will be ready). I have never tried to cultivate them neither from seed or from bulb, i suppose its easier from bulbs....

dandoucette
dandoucette 9 years ago

Cool, we can grow these as summer bulbs in my climate. In english they are known as Tiger flower, similar to the jaguar flower as in your notes.

YurianaMartínez
YurianaMartínez 9 years ago

Thank u Alice!

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 9 years ago

Wow! Beautiful!

YurianaMartínez
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YurianaMartínez

Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal, Mexico

Spotted on Aug 13, 2012
Submitted on Aug 13, 2012

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