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Abies balsamea 'Nana'

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Iris tenax

Just a very quick post today before I head off to work. I got sucked into looking at plants last night and never made it around to my blog. You know how it goes, right?

I've been meaning to cover the blooms that missed the last bloom day, and now the next one is coming up fast. Most of them will probably make it to May bloom day anyway, so I really don't need to worry.

But I couldn't wait to show this off: an Iris tenax with purple-streaked, white flowers. This is a seedling that came up years ago when the native Iris tenax started colonizing Stump St. Helens. It's one of my favorite natives, and to have a unique one like this pop up all on its own is extra special.


8 comments:

  1. Lovely: well worthy of a post of its own.

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    1. Thanks, Ricki. This is my favorite iris in my garden.

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  2. Gorgeous! I thought of you on Saturday as I passed the Toutle exit on I5.

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  3. It almost doesn't look real - nature is the best painter.

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    1. Interesting you say that. I've thought it looked like a painted flower, myself.

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  4. Beautiful. No garden should be without iris, of this variety or another.

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