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« on: March 26, 2013, 07:50:40 pm »

Brenda,

This is the flower that I mentioned at the weekend.  Can you please identify it?

I found it growing on my local patch at about 200 metres above sea level and about 1 kilometre from the sea.  It seemed to be happy growing in bare, fine gravel areas as well as in grassy areas.

David


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« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2013, 09:37:08 pm »


Hello David,

No, it's not an orchid, it's a Barbary Nut iris, Gynandriris sisyrinchium. An easy mistake to make. It's a very pretty flower. If you are wearing light coloured trousers and you walk amongst them, they will stain your legs blue! It does wash out though...

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« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2013, 04:15:44 pm »

Thank you Brenda.

Do they have a short flowering life?  I went back today to see them (one week later) and they have gone.

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« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2013, 05:32:00 pm »


 The individual blooms are short-lived...but with a bit of warm sunshine and dry weather they should come back again, as they flower on and off for weeks usually.

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