This beautiful flower is from a (Large) Wild Iris plant, also known as the Fairy Iris – a native of that treasure-house of beautiful and exotic plants, South Africa. Fortunately it is now also a very common feature in parks and homes around my home city of Perth, so common in fact, it has been declared an ‘Environmental weed‘ in Western Australia!
What a cheek! 😲
(Click on image to open in a new window and click again to expand) 🙂I was fortunate enough to find this particular beauty while going for a walk around a nearby reserve and playing area. It had just been raining and the flower was beginning to uncurl and to dry out in the Spring sunshine 🙂
As you can see it was not on it’s own! 🙂
These flowers were standing about a metre or more tall (3 feet plus)!