Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Summer at Harlow Carr Gardens - 4

These white flowers belong to the iris family.

Iris is a genus of almost 300 species of flowering plants with showy flowers. It takes its name from the Greek word for a rainbow, referring to the wide variety of flower colours found among the many species. As well as being the scientific name, iris is also very widely used as a common name for all Iris species, though some plants called thus belong to other closely related genera. It is a popular garden flower.

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