Chances are high that they are not the same. But it is treacherous grounds to compare pictures taken from different gardens. Flowers can look different even in same garden, depending on age of flower, lighting etc. Never mind comparing from two different climates plus everything else.
That is why it is recommended to grow Unkn side by side with one with that you suspect is the same. A lot of plicatas look similar. And will look different in differernt climates, different age of flower, different lighting etc.
From: birdwoman424 <email@example.com>
To: iris-photos <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thu, Dec 1, 2011 5:59 pm
Subject: [iris-photos] Re:HYB:what to do with pods
here's a close-up photo of the iris in my garden and the seedling from the 2009 national convention. I think they are different. What do you think?