A 'WOW' flower

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ranjini kamath

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Oct 24, 2009, 2:40:22 AM10/24/09
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This fantastic bloom springs up seasonally in our friend
Dr.Vijayaraghavan Vangal's lawns at his home in Ooty.Pic taken &
details provided by Dr. Vijayaraghavan. Tigridea
pavonia,Family-Iridaceae.Tiger Flower or Mexican Shell Flower.
Details: 'Grows in slightly acidic soil such as in Ooty.Seen around
the same time every year.As one wilts another sprouts from the same
place.Not seen more than 2 at the same spot.Summer flower-grows end
March-end May.Dormant beneath soil thro' winter.Survives up to -0.5 -
0 degrees- as seen in Ooty.Also grown in New Zealand i believe.Must
have come to Ooty thro' missionaries in early 1800s when Savoy
Hotel,Ooty club,Steepen's Church came into being.Leaves similar to
Kikiu-?-grass.No watering. Comes on it's own with dew & moisture in
the lawn.'
Which category can it come under?Introduced Wild Flower?
Thanks & with regards
Ranjini Kamath
Tigredia-ph-ITP.jpg

Dr Santhosh Kumar

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Oct 24, 2009, 10:15:47 AM10/24/09
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Amazing picture!!!! Thanks Ranjini Ji for sharing!!
 
Santhosh

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Tropical BOtanic Garden and Research Institute, Palode
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Kerala
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Satish Phadke

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Oct 24, 2009, 12:57:54 PM10/24/09
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We have seen few other Iridaceae family members.
Certainly a beautiful addition to this family database.
Satish

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Vijayasankar Raman

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Oct 26, 2009, 7:34:20 AM10/26/09
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Very beautiful picture Ranjini ji, with great details. Thanks for sharing.

Have u observed any tuber underneath? Exotic plants that become self-sowned are generally called as 'run wild' or garden 'escape' or 'naturalized'.

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R. Vijayasankar
FRLHT, Bangalore
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