There is an iris that has apparently seeded itself into one of my beds -
it's not a bearded type or a Siberian or Japanese or Louisiana types either.
The bearded are going by, the Siberian is just budded and the others haven't
even got scapes yet!
But there is a very tall spike that delighted me this AM - it is at least 4
I not sure I really wanted guesses as much as I wanted to share the
surprise. I suspect it is a "wild" iris of sorts. I'll take a picture this
AM to share later.
To have this 4 foot iris waving in the middle of the daylilies is really
On 5/28/04 9:35 PM, in article
hNRtc.22885$ firstname.lastname@example.org, "Cereus-validus"
How about Yellow Flag - IRIS PSEUDACORUS
It is an invasive aquatic plant - though that surprised me as the one
I have volunteered on a gravel hummock beside a spring ditch. It
is never under water, and only wet for a month or so in spring. It
*has* gone from a single flower stalk to a 4 foot in diameter clump in
the last 6-8 years. But hasn't sprung up anywhere else nearby-- not
even in places more suited to it.
It has an attractive habit & pretty flowers. The seed pods are also
interesting. They are plump, 4" pods that dangle from the stalks.
http://www.arum.com/firstpond/arum2-6k.htm [note that page says they
need to be in 6-9 inches of water-- obviously not so]
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