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purple iris | steve schoefisch photography

purple iris | steve schoefisch photography
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purple iris:

Iris is a genus of 260–300 species of flowering plants with showy flowers. It takes its name from the Greek word for a rainbow, which is also the name for the Greek goddess of the rainbow, Iris. Wikipedia

 

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Starfish Iris

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The bizarre Ferraria crispa – the “Starfish Iris” – looks like it crawled out of the sea! This rare Iris relative from South Africa has beautifully intricate blooms with frilly edges, like a psychedelic throw-pillow from the 1960s. As if that weren’t enough, the blooms have a wonderful sweet scent!  Despite its exotic look, it happens to be easy to grow. Mature bulbs are rarely seen for sale. http://www.strangewonderfulthings.com