Iris domestica: Leopard Flower

Iris domestica [prior 2005: Belamcanda chinensis] also known as blackberry lily, leopard flower, leopard lily is an ornamental plant in the Iridaceae family.

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The plant grows 60–90 cm tall, the flowers can range from red to orange to yellow, or mixed. The leaves grow in a fan, like those of a gladiolus. The flowers are typically orange spotted with red. Opened ripe seed pods showing clusters of black seeds in close resemblance of a blackberry hence the plant’s common name “blackberry lily”.

Photo: SZ, Singapore 20100609

Source: Wikipedia

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