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.


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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