Mary Sue, >discovered this one yesterday in our garden. It is almost gold and such a >nice picture and just too pretty not to share. You can see orange and >yellow ones in the far distance. > >http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/files/… That is just gorgeous. I've never had anything to do with the Homerias (now Moraeas) not for any particular reason other than "I just never have" <grin>. With colours like that I might have to start some looking. What sort of size is that flower? > >And Bob finally managed to get some of these in focus. His digital camera >just didn't seem to know where to focus. This one I found described on the >Mobot site. It isn't a Cape plant. It was discovered by Peter Goldblatt and >is found in Namaqualand in the Kamiesberg, an area I am hoping we can visit >again in August or September. It is Moraea pendula (syn. Homeria pendula) > >http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/files/… This one is very interesting to me in that it is a vary similar flower to Moraea marlothii. However, the M. marlothii has a very thick stem with small flowers (the scape can be 3 foot tall, with the flowers a bit over an inch wide, and just one huge leaf that is over 4 foot long) that hang in the same way. What sort of dimensions to this plant and flowers? I can only assume that the M. marlothii is closely related? Very interesting pics Mary Sue, I'm glad you posted them. Cheers. Paul Tyerman Canberra, Australia. USDA equivalent - Zone 8/9 mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org Growing.... Galanthus, Erythroniums, Fritillarias, Cyclamen, Crocus, Cyrtanthus, Liliums, Hellebores, Aroids, Irises plus just about anything else that doesn't move!!!!!