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Large wild iris

Dietes grandiflora

Description:

Dietes grandiflora (Large wild iris, Fairy Iris) is a rhozomatous perennial plant with long, rigid, sword-like green leaves belonging to the Iridaceae family. 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. 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.

1 Species ID Suggestions

African Iris
Dietes iridioides African iris | Project Noah


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9 Comments

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 9 years ago

I have spotted something similar, but got a different suggestion: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/859...

July Llanes
July Llanes 9 years ago

Great. Going to correct the name now! Thanks!

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 9 years ago

The ID of my spotting was wrong

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 9 years ago

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dietes_irid... here you can read the diference

July Llanes
July Llanes 9 years ago

it seemed to me that it was dietes iridioides, but after seeing ietermagog's comment, I checked dietes grandiflora and now i'm confuse. lol

Ietermagog
Ietermagog 9 years ago

I know it as African large wild iris or fairy iris (dietes grandiflora).

July Llanes
July Llanes 9 years ago

Thank you!

cormoros75
cormoros75 9 years ago

Nice shot.... This is an African Iris...species Dietes iridioides...

July Llanes
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July Llanes

Orlando, Florida, USA

Spotted on Jan 24, 2012
Submitted on Jan 25, 2012

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