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Monday, April 5, 2010

What is this ???

I came upon this bush today...with lily-like long slender leaves, and these gorgeous blue/purple orchid-like blooms!!! Anyone know what it is??? WOW!
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UPDATE: My blogger pal, Aerelonian has found it...called Neomarica northiana, or Walking Iris, which is a tropical variety!!! How cool is this? Perfect for south Florida! Thanks everyone for your inputs into what this gorgeous plant is!!!
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10 comments:

mrbrownthumb said...

Isn't that an Iris?

Cindy said...

I think it's an iris.

Evelyn Howard said...

Iris?

marianne said...

Iris????

Wonderful!

Have a nice day!

Darla said...

Might be a Walking Iris...I have them.

Aerelonian said...

I just posted about a similar plant a few weeks ago. It may be a Neomarica northiana. Most seem to have the 'plain' petals white though. Closest I've seen. Hope this helps!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

An Iris of some sort would be my guess.

Julie said...

Aerelonian- I believe you have found it!!! A tropical Iris called Walking Iris! WOW...how cool is this????? Thankyou!!!

Aerelonian said...

Yeah, I IDed it!! :) That is an awful sentence but identified just seemed too formal...

mrbrownthumb said...

Good thing Aerelonian nailed down the ID because I was wondering if it was one of the African ones.

Tis a beauty.