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.


  1. Never seen before such type of iris; here,I think that the blue iris blossoms can be seen in late april or at the starting of may ... Lovely views in macro of seeds! A lovely day of autumn!

  2. Hello, it is a beautiful iris! Great captures. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend! Happy Easter to you and your family.

  3. Beautiful flower and interesting seedpod.

  4. Ah...follow the CAPS :-)
    What terrific seeds in that pod. Wouldn't mind a handful.


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