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Barbary Nut, Ίρις

Moraea sisyrinchium

Description:

A dwarf iris, its blue flowers open at noon and wither to the next morning.

Habitat:

It grows in bare places (see pic.6), brushwood and has a broad distribution in southern Greece and the islands.

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14 Comments

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 3 years ago

Your welcome, Tania17....

Tania17
Tania17 3 years ago

Thank you maplemoth662 and Christine Y.

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 3 years ago

Congratulations Tania, on your SOTD....a beautiful flower....

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 3 years ago

Wonderful series! Congratulations Tania!

Tania17
Tania17 3 years ago

Thanks Amadeus for your kind words.

armadeus.4
armadeus.4 3 years ago

Congratulations Tania! Wonderful series. Thank you for sharing :)

Tania17
Tania17 3 years ago

Thank you Chris! Are there any Iris in Pelion now?

Chris Taklis
Chris Taklis 3 years ago

It's very beautiful flower. By the way congratulations for the SOTD.

Tania17
Tania17 3 years ago

Thank you all very much. The joy you give me grows the one I took photographing these wonderful creatures.

Beautiful series Tania,recording multiple aspects of the planta and showing the natural habitat.Congrats on the well deserved SOTD and thanks for sharing.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 3 years ago

Congratulations Tania.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 3 years ago

Congratulations Tania, your Barbary Nut is our Spotting of the Day:

"Moraea sisyrinchium, a dwarf iris native to southern Europe and the Mediterranean region, is our Spotting of the Day! Known as the Barbary Nut, its corm has been used as a food source in the past. The genus Moraea was named after English botanist Robert More (1703–1780), a contemporary and friend of Carl Linnaeus, the father of modern taxonomy".

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Tania17
Tania17 3 years ago

Thank you maplemoth, I put this particular photo to show where this iris is growing.

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 3 years ago

Photo No. 6, is a beautiful, outdoor photo....

Tania17
Spotted by
Tania17

Αιγαίο, Greece

Spotted on Feb 10, 2018
Submitted on Feb 11, 2018

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