Moraea polyanthus

Jim McKenney
Tue, 13 Aug 2013 15:03:15 PDT
I've flowered it here in Maryland, USA, Ina. It reminded me of many other small flowered, blue irids, including the local weedy blue-leyed grass Sisyrinchium although the Moraea flowers were larger. 

Years ago when Moraea sisyrinchium, the Spanish nut, first opened one of its iris-like flowers here, I almost missed it. The flowers did not open until late in the afternoon and were only open for about four hours if that. 

These plants are obviously not for people who go out for dinner a lot!

Jim McKenney
Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7 where some of the BX Achimenes are starting to bloom. 

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