Published by Daniel Mosquin on May 14, 2010
A thank you to first-time BPotD contributor ganglionn@Flickr of Turkey, for sharing today’s photograph (original image via Botany Photo of the Day Flickr Pool). Appreciated!
Known as stool iris, table iris or German iris, Iris aphylla is a species of central and eastern Europe, as well as the Caucasus region of Asia.
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Wow. At first glance it looked to me like a mutant purple goldfish about to consume some fringed water plant. I need to get out more! 🙂
WOW. Nice one. Very surreal.
Interesting photographically. I would dearly love to see some nice large iris blooms.
great! I have several kinds of table iris but never knew the botanic for them. Thank you so much. You can’t tell from the picture, but they look much like bearded irises, except the flower heads are a little slimmer and smaller and are about 2-2.5′ when they bloom. They don’t flop like the bearded’s.
Dramatic and wondeful!
Beautiful close-up! I love how you can see the glisten on the flower surfaces, and what looks like a very subtle dappling, the mingling of reddish-purple and bluish-purple. Gorgeous.
I love irises, especially those in shades of purple or blue. Mine in Toronto are just starting to show flower buds.
Each spring, I look forward to the irises blooming, and for the short time they’re out, I often carry an iris flower with me in a vase to wherever I’m going to be spending time that day, so I can gaze at it during the day.
when you take a flower in your hand and really
look at it,its your world for the moment,
i want to give that world to someone else
georiga o keeffe american painter
the photo brought o keeffe’s name to my minds eye
tis so much like her paintings
when i was growing up iris were also called flags
one of my favorite memories of spring time
Simply amazing color. Thank you so much!!
And may I add love at first sight.
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