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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