A Beauty From Brazil
Walking Iris, Neomarica northiana (Family Iridaceae)
DP079-2014 Posted March 20; processed ditto
This species of the genus Neomarica is native to Brazil. Wikipedia describes the growth habit from which it takes its common name:
"The flowers emerge from what appears to be just another leaf, but is really a flower stalk structured to look like the other leaves; they are 5–10 cm diameter, and somewhat resemble Iris flowers. After pollination, the new plantlet appears where the flower emerged and the stalk continues to grow longer. The weight of the growing plantlet causes the stalk to bend toward the ground, allowing the new plantlet to root away from its parent. " Isn't that what all children do? Walk away from their parents?
Tropical House, Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor.
March 18, 2014
(Title: A Beauty From Brazil)
Thanks for all the kind comments about yesterday's weird ice picture.
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From Older DailyPhotos #3 early 2014