Thursday, May 28, 2009

a wild iris?

We lived in this house a couple of years before we saw a bloom on this down at the end of our driveway; this year there are at least a dozen blooms. It sure looks like an iris-- and becomes an interesting seedpod full of red seed/berries in the fall. Anyone recognize this plant?
P.S.-- here's a photo of those seedpods, from last fall. (click to enlarge)


At 5:04 AM, Blogger weeder1 said...

I don't yet have the name of this iris either but they are everywhere (almost) on my property.I think it may be a native? Will try to remember to take it to the local nursery soon.

At 1:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wondered about it being a native as well as it looks like an elongated version of Douglasiana (sp?) which is a local native species. I also wonder if it might be a cross between a native and a siberian iris because of it's elongated shape. Any thoughts about this anyone out there?


At 7:53 PM, Anonymous Avis said...

Hmmm. It looks like an Iris, but a little different, huh? I'd be interested in learning what kind it is, too. I'll check back to see if you get any answers. Beautiful, nonetheless.

At 2:29 PM, Blogger LisaBee said...

Hey y'all. Thanks for your thoughts on this. Have you seen it in person, China? right there at the gutter, on Eric's side.
You know, it was the seedpod that was confusing me-- didn't know irises had them, but a google search shows that they do; I just deadhead all the others before they can reach that point...


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