Weekend Plantidote 2012-06-30
This weekend's Plantidote is a profusion of iris.
- iris hollandica "Eye of the Tiger"
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- iris sibirica "Flight of the butterflies"
- Louisiana iris (species unknown) "Spitter Spatter"
- iris ensata "Rose Queen"
- iris christographes "Black Form
- iris pseudocorus (yellow flag name unknown)
Six different types of iris, if you want more facts about any particular one, leave a comment. I'm off to a garden tour myself.
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