February 06, 2023, 01:52:58 AM
Started by Wun_Ho, November 28, 2022, 06:13:28 PM
November 28, 2022, 06:13:28 PM
: November 28, 2022, 11:21:13 PM by Martin Bohnet
: Added photo.
My colleague has found an unknown iris on a conservation reserve in Victoria, Australia. He reported > 10 individuals over a small area.
It appears to be a
When I visited the site over a week later, I was not able to relocate the plant, even with GPS data. So it seems to be a short-flowering species.
I wasn't able to key it out in Flora of Victoria as there is no entry for
, even though other exotic genera from Iridaceae are present in the Flora.
Can anyone verify that the genus is correct, and if possible, give a species epithet?
(Photo credit: J. Birckhead)
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Location: Southern Germany, likely Zone 7
November 28, 2022, 11:26:31 PM
: November 28, 2022, 11:30:58 PM by Martin Bohnet
"Short flowered" In tigridieae is the understatement of the day, with flowers lasting a few hours each and in Herbertia there are 3 per plant at most. But yes, that is definitely a Herbertia and likely
as it is wide spread in its original range, adaptable and the one most likely to be a garden escape. That pattern expanding around the central zone lets one think of
, though I'd guess that woulnd't get there as easily as lahue.
Sidenote: You've double-Hit the insert button, that's why the inclusion of the attachment failed. Personally, I prefer thumbed view below anyway.
Martin (pronouns: he/his/him)
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