Sunday, 25 June 2017

Japanese water iris

Not a local, nor indigenous, this Japanese water iris (Iris laevigata) has somehow found its way into an isolated  forest wetland hollow and set up home. It's not uncommon to find exotic escapees in the forest, though I have to say, this was a particularly lovely find, and I'd imagine one which doesn't pose a threat to the forest, as the gardening sites suggest they require experience to grow. There were about a dozen plants, several of which bore flower, so they'd been doing quite well on their own. A rare and beautiful find. 

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