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The Iris

 
The Iris

Page Type: Album

Object Title: The Iris

Image Type(s): Flora

 

Page By: mrh

Created/Edited: Nov 11, 2006 / Aug 30, 2007

Object ID: 243096

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Iris

The iris is among the most beautiful flowers in the world and is the favorite of many. The plants are important horticulturally and are of economic importance because of their popularity. These plants are believed to be named after the Greek word for rainbow because of the many bright colors of the flowers. Though there are about 50 genera in the family Iridaceae, this album is limited to those of the genus Iris. This group of plants consists of approximately 200 species in the northern hemisphere, most of which are from Eurasia.

Please submit your favorite Iris pictures here. The only rule is the species must be a native. No cultivars.

Images


Fairy Iris (<i>Dietes grandiflora</i>)

Fairy Iris (Dietes grandiflora)

Yellow Iris

Yellow Iris

Wild Iris

Wild Iris

Rocky Mountain Iris (Iris missouriensis)

Rocky Mountain Iris (Iris missouriensis)

Iris-Culebra Range

Iris-Culebra Range

I have no idea what the name...

I have no idea what the name...

 Perunika or Iris (this...

Perunika or Iris (this...

Yellow iris

Yellow iris

Flowers

Flowers

The Celestial Ghost

The Celestial Ghost

Mount Gilboa Iris

Mount Gilboa Iris

Munz\'s Iris

Munz's Iris

Iris

Iris

Barbary Nut Iris on Gilboa Mtn

Barbary Nut Iris on Gilboa Mtn

Yellow iris

Yellow iris


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mrhRe: Super Idea!

mrh

Hasn't voted

Thanks. I'll look forward to seeing your future submissions.
Posted Nov 14, 2006 4:29 pm

Bob SihlerBeautiful Album

Bob Sihler

Voted 10/10

And thank you for the honor of posting my shots!
Posted Nov 11, 2006 6:08 am

mrhRe: Beautiful Album

mrh

Hasn't voted

Thanks. I'm curious about your yellow iris in the #1 spot. Do you know a name of that species?
Posted Nov 14, 2006 4:30 pm

Bob SihlerRe: Beautiful Album

Bob Sihler

Voted 10/10

I don't, but I can research a bit into eastern wildflowers and see what I find.
Posted Nov 14, 2006 10:28 pm

mrhRe: beautiful!

mrh

Hasn't voted

Thanks Lolli.
Posted Nov 14, 2006 4:31 pm

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