Re: Moraea iridioides
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- Subject: Re: Moraea iridioides
- From: Gerry Snyder <email@example.com>
- Date: Mon, 17 Feb 1997 18:11:33 -0700 (MST)
> Dear Iris Experts,
> We have been looking at a common plant at my mom's house and all over San
> Diego for several years. We had an idea that it was a member of the iris
> family. Yesterday we dug up several huge clumps of them that my mom was
> happy to share. In our Western Garden Book they are called Moraea
> iridioides. The flowers are white with orange and brown blotches and
> purple markings. Are these truly considered to be iris or are they a
> member of the lily family? They are called Fortnight lily in the book.
> What soil and fertilizers do they thrive in best? I'd appreciate any
> information you might add.
They are in the iris family, but not the iris genus, so they are "irid"
but not "iris."
They seem to thrive anywhere.
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