Thursday, June 7, 2012

Yellow Walking Iris



This yellow beauty is Neomarica, a genus of 16 species of plants in family Iridaceae, native to tropical regions of Africa, Central and South America.  The genus  name is derived from the Greek words neo, meaning "new", and Marica, the Roman nymph.  The flowers emerge from what appears to be just another leaf, but it is really a flower stalk structured to look like the other leaves, and somewhat resembles Iris flowers.   It flowers all-year-round and the leaves stay green.  The flower is very fragrant but lasts for only 18 hours.
Yellow Walking Iris, Apostle Plant, Neomarica longifolia, Trimezia martinicensis

The yellow Walking Iris is a common ornamental plant here that is easily cultivated in the garden and as a houseplant.  In a natural environment, the plants will root into the ground and start a new plant.  In time, large clumps will spread in every direction, and the plant has literally "walked" its way into a new existence.

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27 comments:

Kim, USA said...

Looks like an orchid especially the dancing lady orchid. Beautiful!!

Kim,USA

Lois Evensen said...

So pretty!

Libby said...

Hey Luna!

I have never seen this type of orchid :) Thanks for sharing it!

A wondering star said...

Such a beautiful yellow Iris!
I love your quote.
Thanks for sharing

NixBlog said...

Lovely captures.

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guild-rez said...

Very lovely pictures of yellow 'Walking Iris'.

Jama said...

They bloom all year long here too due to our tropical heat and plenty of them around the parks and roadsides.

Modern Mom said...

It's so pretty.

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Indrani said...

Pretty orchid. Wish I could grow one like that.

lotusleaf said...

So pretty! My walking lilies have never bloomed :(

Photo Cache said...

I love this one. They grow outside. I have one in my garden but it's with white blooms. I wanna get the yellow one too someday. It's blooming right now.

Arija said...

Love the markings.

Terra farmer said...

So lovely! We only have the purple ones here. Thank you for naming my flower (Thai gardenia)in my post.

Roberto Machado Alves said...

Beautiful yellow flowers.

Carver said...

The iris are lovely. Great shots.

lina@women said...

Very lovely captured. This flower grows well here.

vincibene said...

Very beautiful flower!

Carletta said...

A lovely little 'freckled' bloom!

Kateri said...

These are really pretty! I love delicate irises!

chubskulit said...

I love the brown spots in it!

SandyCarlson said...

Delicate and gorgeous! Thank you.

Leah H. said...

Pretty Iris..

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lanie said...

lovely flower,nice shot.. visiting you on MYM hope you could visit me too thanks..yellow bell flower

lanie said...

goof looking, nice one! visiting you on MYM hope you could visit me too, thanks yellow bell flower

Colors of Timeless said...

Wonderful pictures and a beautiful flower.... have a nice yellow week.

Eden said...

Beautiful orchid blooms.

ingengeri milano said...

So nice and more beautiful flower shared so that can be know that and enjoy it in this garden. There are beautiful and lovely garden.