When Fashion and Nature Collide: Iris elegantissima and Geissorhiza radians

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When Fashion and Nature Collide: March 2018

This is the first of my contributions to the special collaboration announced here on the 18th. These flowers and Roda‘s critter photos have provided the inspiration for Dominique‘s styling and Lisa’s art this month. Please go and visit their own blogs and see their posts.

elegantissima Iris elegantissima – photo by author

Iris elegantissima (more formally Iris iberica ssp elegantissima) is found wild in Turkey, Iran and Armenia. The classic area being in the foothills of Mount Ararat where it has been described as looking like a drift of discarded handkerchiefs where it flowers in the grass: You can see a good example at: http://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-bearded-iris-iris-elegantissima-iris-iberica-ssp-elegantissima-ararat-12820999.html

Iris elegantissima is one of the Oncocyclus Irises, a group within the same section as the classic bearded Iris of gardens. It has similarly large flowers but on stems often only a few inches high.

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3 thoughts on “When Fashion and Nature Collide: Iris elegantissima and Geissorhiza radians

  1. Wow! Art and nature in general inspire me so much and both really help me letting off some pressure, but whenever I see such beautiful flowers it brings me joy. Just so you know I have a big smile on my face right now.

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