Walking iris

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    Walking iris @ Greenhouse of Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
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    Walking iris @ Greenhouse of Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
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    Walking iris @ Greenhouse of Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

Basic information

Flower Name
Walking iris
Formal Name
Neomarica northiana
Alias
Neomarica northiana, walking iris
Habitat
Brazil
Morph
Evergreen perennial herb

Comment

What is Walking iris

Neomarica northiana or valled Walking iris (Scientific name: Neomarica northiana) is an evergreen perennial herb of the family Iridaceae Neomarica, native to Brazil. It runs and breeds runners underground. The flower is composed of three outer cover pieces and inner cover pieces. The outer cover is large, elongated and white, with brown and yellow spots at the base. The inner flower piece stands up, and the small bright blue section with white streaks has the tip wound inside, and there are brown and yellow spots near the base. A part of the name is named Chaga but it is a plant of another genus (Neomarica spp.). The neomarika genus constitutes one genus and one kind. The flowers are fragrant. The flower is a day flower that blooms in the morning and shrinks in the evening.

Common name: American Shaga, Scientific name: Neomarica northiana, also: Neomarica norsiana, Walking iris , American Shaga, Plant height: 100 cm , Leaf color: glossy green, leaf shape: rooted leaf with sword shape, phylogeny: alternate, flower diameter: 7 to 8 cm, flowering stage: April to June.

Detailed information

Order
Asparagales
Family
Iridaceae
Genus
Neomarica
Species
N. northiana
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Solitary Inflorescence
Petal shape
Iris
Leaf type
Sword
Leaf edge
Entire Fringe
Flowering place
Greenhouse
Color
Blue, White
Season
AprMayJun
Height
40 ~ 50 [cm]
Diameter
7 ~ 8

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