Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Spring in my Garden - Iris Douglasiana

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 Also known as Douglas Iris and Pacific Coast Iris, Iris douglasiana is a wildflower that grows just about everywhere along coastal Humboldt County.

I have both this creamy-white one and the signature purple-blue one (not blooming yet) in my garden. And guess what? I didn't plant them. They just come with the territory.

Discovered by and named after early explorer/botanist David Douglas, this iris is the official flower of the Humboldt Botanical Garden.

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Sylvia K said...

Gorgeous flowers and what superb captures, Christine! Exquisite! Hope you have a lovely tomorrow!


Christine @ The Gardening Blog said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

CanadianGardenJoy said...

That is one gorgeous iris Christine!.. I have one coming that is called "Midnight Oil" a very dark near black one .. I think pairing it with this would be stunning : )

hare said...

I saw this flower in my garden, but I didn't take photos.