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Yesterday a Bud, Today a Flower: Dwarf Iris April 16, 2009

Filed under: Cultivated Flowers,Plants,Seasons,Spring — saltthesandbox @ 2:12 pm
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Yesterday we showed a photo of a Dwarf Iris flower bud, taken on a cool and overcast day:

Yesterday the weather was cool and cloudy, and the Iris bud seemed barely formed.

Yesterday the weather was cool and cloudy, and the Iris bud seemed barely formed.

Today the sun was out and temperatures rose into the sixties by lunchtime. So, look what I found about 10 inches east of the bud shown in yesterday’s post:

Drawf Iris flower, with the bud we showed yesterday at the top of the photo.

This Dwarf Iris flower bloomed this morning. (The bud from yesterday is at the top of the photo.)

A top view of the flower shows its three-part arrangement, with three long, white “beards”:

With Drawf Iris, the flower parts come in threes.

Dwarf Iris: The flower parts come in threes.

We also showed a Trout Lily bud yesterday. I checked Columbus Park today, and it had not bloomed. It’s only a matter of time, though (especially if we reach seventy degrees tomorrow).

 

One Response to “Yesterday a Bud, Today a Flower: Dwarf Iris”

  1. Andy Says:

    What beautiful pictures of flowers!


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