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Yellow Walking Iris

Trimezia Fosteriana


Trimezia Fosteriana is an angiosperm that belongs to the family Iridaceae. It is distinguished for its vibrant colored reproductive structures, wherein it possesses bright yellow flowers with distinct mottled brown spots at the base of each petals. It exhibits a radially symmetric flower with a total of six petals that are arranged in a series of two. Inflorescence stalks directly arise from the base of the plant. It bears a simple type of foliage in which it is observed to bear linear flat-strap like leaves with an acuminate apex, parallel venation, and an entire leaf margin. The texture of its leaves are smooth and thin which all grow from the base of the plant’s underground rhizome, exhibiting a fibrous root system.


This species is typically found to thrive in well-drained humid areas. It is native to Venezuela and it has been labeled as invasive species found to be generally distributed in tropical climates such as in the Philippines.


Economic Importance: This species is cultivated as ornamental plants, in which it has been widely featured in landscaping architectures due to its vibrant and aesthetically pleasing inflorescence, thereby exhibiting its economic significance (Flora & Fauna Web, 2021).

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Valencia City, Northern Mindanao, Philippines

Spotted on Apr 28, 2022
Submitted on Apr 29, 2022

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