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Butterfly / African Iris

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Butterfly / African Iris (Dietes iridioides - (Iridaceae))

Dietes iriodoides is native from South Africa to E. Africa to Kenya. Butterfly Iris is a perennial iris that grows and spreads through rhizomes. The leaves have a fan shaped growth habit and the plant can get 12-24" in height and spread to 12". Butterfly Iris will flower from spring and through the summer with white flowers with a yellow stripe down the center on the petals. The flowers look similar to butterflies hence the name Butterfly Iris.



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What an awesome shot.! The lighting and shadowing are excellent.

18 May, 2008

 

Thanks Flcrazy :)

21 May, 2008



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