Iris for Common & Botanical ID

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ranjini kamath

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Jul 17, 2011, 2:06:05 AM7/17/11
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I do not know if this has another common name.Would appreciate Bot ID
too.Pics taken March - April 2011 in Los Altos,California.
Thank you.
Ranjini Kamath
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Satish Phadke

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Jul 17, 2011, 3:40:15 AM7/17/11
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Dietes iridioides
African Iris, Morea Iris, Fortnight Lily.
Yes it is very commonly observed in Bay area. I too saw many plants flowering profusely in residential as well office gardens in Jun 2011. It seems that the flowering season is also quite long as you have spotted this in April. ? may even be perennial.
Another Iris is also observed in in California. I am sure you must have captured that also.
Will post it separately.
Dr Phadke

Gurcharan Singh

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Jul 17, 2011, 6:26:50 AM7/17/11
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Yes Satish ji
Very common in California. When I first saw I thought it to be some species of Iris, till I identified it correctly as Dietes iridioides.
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Ushadi micromini

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Jul 18, 2011, 7:38:53 AM7/18/11
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not an iris, used to be classified as lily... now though I do not
know
grows profusely and as volunteer even in sandy coral based soil of
florida....
had many growing on their own without my planting them
Usha di
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On Jul 17, 3:26 pm, Gurcharan Singh <singh...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Yes Satish ji
> Very common in California. When I first saw I thought it to be some species
> of Iris, till I identified it correctly as Dietes iridioides.
>
>
>
> On Sun, Jul 17, 2011 at 1:10 PM, Satish Phadke <drsmpha...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > *Dietes iridioides*
> > African Iris, Morea Iris, Fortnight Lily.
> > Yes it is very commonly observed in Bay area. I too saw many plants
> > flowering profusely in residential as well office gardens in Jun 2011. It
> > seems that the flowering season is also quite long as you have spotted this
> > in April. ? may even be perennial.
> > Another Iris is also observed in in California. I am sure you must have
> > captured that also.
> > Will post it separately.
> > Dr Phadke
>

ranjini kamath

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Jul 18, 2011, 8:05:11 AM7/18/11
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Ok .Interesting:)Will wait for further inputs.
Ranjini Kamath

Satish Phadke

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Jul 18, 2011, 9:39:25 AM7/18/11
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Dear Gurcharan ji
I didn't understand your comments :When I first saw I thought it to be some species of Iris, till I identified it correctly as Dietes iridioides.
Do you mean to say that the genus is different than Iris?
I always thought that the members of Iridaceae family are called as Iris as common plant name. The above plant does belong to Family :Iridaceae as per Wikipedia and GRIN.
Would like to learn something from you.
Satish

Gurcharan Singh

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Jul 18, 2011, 10:09:16 AM7/18/11
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Satish ji
Iris and Dietes are two different genera.  In Iris the perianth are joined into a tube whereas they are free in Dietes and genus Morrea, in which, however rhizome is absent. All three belong to Iridaceae.


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JM Garg

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