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Re: African Iris bloom!


james singer wrote:
And then, any thing--plant or otherwise--with the name "grootflappie" has a place reserved in my garden.
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Afrikaans, as most Moraeas come from South Africa...
-jrf
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On Jul 29, 2006, at 5:17 PM, Kitty wrote:

I had looked up African Iris and the genus Moraea was the only thing that came up - that's why I asked. I know nothing about Moraea, Dietes, or anything else it might be.

Dietes came up with the names:
BUTTERFLY FLAG, YELLOW WILD IRIS, PEACOCK FLOWER, UINTJIE, POUBLOM, WEDDING FLOWER, WEDDING IRIS

Various Moraea use the names:
PEACOCK LILY, AFRICAN IRIS, BUTTERFLY IRIS, GROOTFLAPPIE, BRUINUINTJIE

Both in Iris family, must have similaritiesI would guess.

Kitty
neIN, Zone
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Jim Fisher
Vienna, Virginia USA
38.9 N 77.2 W
USDA Zone 7
Max. 95 F [36 C], Min. 10 F [-12 C]

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