Sunday, December 26, 2010

South African Iris

Noracea polystachya


I think these are some sort of Iris from South Africa. There wasn’t a stitch of information about them on the internet. The nice blue color with a little white and yellow was very attractive.

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Here is Sunday’s bonus flower


Daylily
Hemerocallis 'Russian Easter’
(hem-er-oh-KAL-iss)
Kirchhoff, 1991

11 comments:

Lui said...

They are both beautiful but the Daylily look gorgeous!

Luna Miranda said...

the Daylily is very pretty and cheerful. lovely flowers both.

Quilt Works said...

Wonderful to see your beautiful flower on this snowy day!
Makes me feel warm and not worry that much about the over a foot of snow we are expecting!
Quiltworks

Talibra said...

Hemerocallis wonderful!

Elephant's Eye said...

http://www.plantzafrica.com/frames/plantsfram.htm
Try this site from South Africa's National Biodiversity Institute. It does look like one of our Moraeas to me.

Judy said...

I would have said it looks like flag, a relative of iris, but I am not really sure. I love the colours, no matter what! And the daylily is simply so sensuous!

eden said...

Beautiful flowers. My favourite is the daylily. Great shots.

guild-rez said...

Great shots !!
I love the first picture.
Thank you for sharing,
Gisela.

oilerblue said...

Gorgeous photos! Irises are my favorite flower so I like those especially.

Míriam Luiza said...

lINDAS E DELICADAS FLORES!

Loginbd said...

Amazing, Beautiful, authentic, Super, Excellent.......All the pic are far beyond my Describing capacity....