- Flower nameDiides iridioides
- Scientific nameDietes iridioides
- AliasFortnight lily, Wild iris, Dietes iridioides, Cape iris, Morea Lily, African iris
- Place of originAfrica from Ethiopia to South Africa
- Place of floweringGarden, Cut flowers, flower arrangement, Potted flower
- Flowering seasonApril, May, June, July
What is Diides iridioides
Diides iridioides or African Iris (scientific name: Dietes iridioides) is an evergreen perennial herb in the family Iridaceae native to Ethiopia from South Africa in Africa,. The green, slender, sword-shaped rhizome leaves grow in fan-shaped bunches. The white 6-petaled flowers are produced at the top of the stem from spring to summer by long, slender flower stalks that shoot out from between the leaves, with three outer flower buds. The three flower cover pieces are not yellow, but have thick yellow spots. The upper part of the outer flower cover has three light purple inner flower coverlets and the middle part is dark purple. The genus name 'Dietes' (with two relationships) and the species sub-name 'iridioides' (with two relationships) are It means (similar to the genus Iris).
Common name: Diides iridioides, Scientific name: Dietes iridioides, also known as African iris, Dietes iridioides, Wild iris, Fortnight lily, Cape iris, Morea Lily, plant height: 50-120 cm, leaf Texture: cortex, leaf shape: slender and sword-shaped, flower color: white, diameter: 6 cm, flowering season: April-July, fruit type: capsule, fruit type: capsule. Fruit form: football shape, use: garden, potted, cut flowers.