|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Iris is a genus of between 200-300 species of flowering plants with showy flowers which takes its name from the Greek word for a rainbow, referring to the wide variety of flower colours found among the many species. As well as being the scientific name, iris is also very widely used as a common name and refers to all Iris species as well as some closely related genera.|
The genus is widely distributed throughout the north temperate zone. Their habitats are very varied, ranging from cold regions into the grassy slopes, meadowlands, stream banks and deserts of Europe, the Middle East and northern Africa, Asia and across North America.
They are perennial herbs, growing from creeping rhizomes (rhizomatous irises), or, in drier climates, from bulbs (bulbous irises). They have long, erect, flowering stems, which may be simple or branched, solid or hollow, and flattened or have a circular cross-section. The rhizomatous species usually have 3-10 basal, sword-shaped leaves growing in dense clumps. The bulbous species have cylindrical basal leaves.
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great iris, I wish to know its name, TFS Ori
- [2007-04-15 19:49]
This is a fantastic picture of Iris spuria subsp. halophila
- [2008-01-30 5:40]
Fotka je super! Odlicna oštrina i kompozicija!
Gdje si uslikala ovaj Iris? U nekoj mocvari na vlažnom tlu?! Ovo bi trebao biti Iris pseudacorus! U svakom slucaju dodajem ga u moju temu: Irisi, nadam se da je ok.