FOTD – October 31 – Fairy Iris – (Dietes grandiflora)

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) 🙂lovewillbringustogether - Wild White Iris2I 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 🙂

lovewillbringustogether - Wild White Iris1

As you can see it was not on it’s own! 🙂

These flowers were standing about a metre or more tall (3 feet plus)!

link to:

Cee’s Flower of the Day – October 31, 2019 – Chinese Lantern





    • Hmmm… i’ve seen this flower with three different genus names so far – all Dietes xxx and four or so ‘given’ names.

      The ‘spotted’ effect on this one was i think due to the previous rain shower and or it getting ‘old’ as normally the petals are pure white. 🙂


    • I now have two large-ish clumps growing in my garden that i planted frm a seed pod i ‘stole’ from some next to a footpath i walk at the hospital i visit! 🙂

      They seem to need a few years/before they send up flower stalks but i will post them when the do! 🙂

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