Tag Archives: Fairy Iris

Butterfly Iris

Butterfly Irises also known as Wild or Fairy Irises (Dietes grandiflora) are blooming nicely in our area now. Their petals appear to float delicately on the breeze so I can see why they have the name. Was fascinated by the bloom with the folded petals – looked like it was grumpy to me so I called it the Irate Iris.

Photo 1: Butterfly Iris

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Photo 2: Butterfly Iris Pair

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Photo 3: Butterfly Iris bud

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Photo 4: Irate Iris

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Photo 5: Butterfly Iris Symmetry

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Photo 6: Butterfly Iris duo

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Photo 7: Floating like a Butterfly

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Photo 8: Butterfly Irises

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Fairy Irises after the rain

There is a cluster of Fairy Irises (Dietes grandiflora) growing along the walk to school. There aren’t many blooms but they looked rather pretty after a spell of rain. The flower is also called butterfly iris, large wild iris, native iris, Spanish iris and  wild iris but remind me of home because they originated in southern Africa (i.e. Cape Province and Natal in South Africa).

Photo 1: Iris with Raindrops

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Photo 2: Iris in Sunshine

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Photo 3: Droplets on an Iris

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Photo 4: Bubbles and Drops

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Photo 5: Freshly wet Iris

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