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Monday, May 4, 2015

Species iris lutescens

This little iris is one of the first to bloom at my house.  It is planted along the driveway in a rocky dry area in a patch of weeds.  It is thriving on neglect!   I believe this came from the Big Sky Iris Club plant sale, but it had no identification.  I posted the image on a Facebook Iris group and someone told me it is iris lutescens - a species that was found in the wild on the Crimean peninsula.  It was identified by a French botanist in 1789.

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