Not certain without more details of foliage, spathe, etc., but looks to me
like a clone of I. x germanica. Don't know how to put cultivar names on
them though, there are quite a few names, and for me these names are
still almost totally confusing. Maybe of the "Vulgaris" type?????
Saw the first one of the same or similar in Albuquerque today. Here
it often has a few white streaks on the falls.
On another clone, a bit darker with the falls less spreading and often with
a curved or bent stalk, I saw the 1st flower in Los Lunas today too.
None of these in my yard are open yet, but it's more open
I do have a cute yellow pumila with about 10 flowers open today, and a
different I. pumila from Iris Colorado (I'm blanking on the name) was flowering
in the botanic garden in Albuquerque a couple days ago.
Had two yellow I. attica from near Athens flowering a few days ago, but
they didn't overlap, and I missed both of them (no seeds - uhg). Hoping a
few more buds are hiding in there.
Not counting the 'Crimson King' I saw in Belen a few weeks ago (still in
flower), since it is obviously getting some added heat off the buildings it
grows next to. The stalks made it through something around 15 F cold
nearby with little damage (a few blasted flowers).
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Sent: Monday, April 04, 2005 7:16
Subject: [iris-photos] cemetary
This is the first non-arilbred that's bloomed here.
This was collected from
the Thurber, Texas cemetary. Thurber was a
mining town near here and then a
brick foundry, but it folded and
disappeared decades ago. The cemetary is
in sections, the Italians,
the eastern Europeans, the Americans, the blacks.
With it's diverse
cultures I wondered if the plant was going to be the same
as the iris in
the local cemetaries. It's not. It's shorter. The heart
and shoulders are white without the yellow or tan in the markings.
as dark a purple. The cemetary has thousands and thousands
scattered throughout. I don't know if they are all the
same as this one.
Many of them are in the mowers' path, which is done
Texas Zone 7b,