Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Blackberry lily

Blackberry lilies (Belamcanda chinensis), at Purdue Horticulture Gardens, at Marstellar Street, August 7, 2009. Come back to this plant later in the year to see the distinctive blackberry seed cluster.

Belamcanda chinensis could be an obsolete name for the blackberry lily, its closest relative has been shown to be an iris, Iris divaricata, and a new name, Iris domestica, is proposed:

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