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Thursday, 28 August 2014

FFF145 - DIETES

Dietes is a genus of rhizomatous plants of the family Iridaceae. Common names include Fortnight lily, African iris, Morea or Moraea iris, Japanese iris and Butterfly iris, each of which may be used differently in different regions for one or more of the four species within the genus. Most species are native to southern Africa, with one (Dietes robinsoniana) native to Lord Howe Island off the coast of Australia.

The genus name is derived from the Greek words di-, meaning "two", and etes, meaning "affinities". The photo below is showing Dietes grandiflora, a common garden plant in Australia, often seen in mass plantings on road reserves and traffic island plantations.

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19 comments:

  1. I had some of them in my previous garden...

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  2. Reall wonderful with this special colors.
    Best regards, Synnöve

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  3. Nick,
    What a wonderful flower, I seen something like this in Hawaii, but never knew what it was . Thanks for the nice comment on my granddaughter's post. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  4. Hi! Nice capture. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. So pretty, love the white, yellow and purple combination!

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  6. I think I've seen this flower, but maybe a different variety - the same colors, but the white petals are shorter, and the whole flower has a symmetrical look t it. This one is beautiful though!

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  7. A very nice beauty. We habe some Iris barbata in our garden and I love them too. All in blue colors. Best regards, Iris

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  8. How Lovely! Makes me think of a bride holding a bouquet.

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  9. this is a gorgeous image Nick.

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  10. Very original flowers ! Great photos !

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  11. Dietes is lovely and I also had it in our old garden.
    Easy to grow - no fuss and rewards by a long flowering period.
    Thank you for hosting Nick.
    Shane

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  12. What a marvelous Iris! Thanks for hosting Floral Friday. So many beautiful flowers to share.

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  13. HI, I am joining in today because my travel tales are about Kauai's blooms. Beautiful blog you have, as well as the others I've visited here!

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  14. A beautiful image of a beautiful flower!

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  15. Pretty! Many interesting sorts in the Iridaceae family!

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  16. I have Iris but not this sort in my garden - I wish!
    Thank for hosting.
    Wren x

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