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Friday, 25 March 2016
Dietes iridioides (African iris, Cape iris, fortnight lily, Morea iris, wild iris, dietes) is an ornamental plant in the Iridaceae family. D. iridioides has white flowers marked with yellow and violet, with six free tepals that are not joined into a tube at their bases. These flowers last only one day. The seedpods of the plant often bend the stalks down to the ground where they have a better chance of propagating new plants. The seedpods contain numerous large brown seeds and they split open to release them. This post is part of the Friday Greens meme, and also part of the Floral Friday Fotos meme.