Iris unguicularis

In an earlier posting, I wondered if anyone knew the name of this flower …

iris thing

Photo: Sandra Simpson

In one of those moments of serendipity a post on the Garden Drum website shortly afterwards gave me the answer – Iris unguicularis, possibly Mary Barnard.

The plants are native to the eastern Mediterranean lands, as well as Algeria and Tunisia, and are commonly known as the Algerian iris. And it’s winter flowering.

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