An Iris from Stefanie, South Carolina

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Looks pretty young. Found it while clearing last years garden where I planted corn, tomatoes, strawberries, parsley, basil, watermelon and peppers. It was about a foot away from the garden. Thanks so much for any ideas.

Hi Stefanie,

it is difficult to identify this conclusively because it is quite young. However, it is certainly an Iris. It could be a standard cultivated garden iris, or it may be a blackberry lily iris, Iris domestica [sometimes called Belamcanda]. However, there is even the possibility that it is our native Iris verna, which lives in upland woods. Only growing it out for its blossom will let us know which it is.


Dr. Steven Hill

Botanist, SCNPS

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