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    tomkalina

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    Any idea as to what plant produced this flower? Looks to me like a lily of some sort, but it's an indoor house plant. A friend's Dad left it to her and she'd like to make out a tag for it. Thanks much! Tom
     
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    And here's a photo of the plant itself.
     

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    It’s an irid of some sort. Maybe a tigridia species.
     
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    Neomarica gracilis or similar species. Also called Walking Iris as a common name.
     
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    Yep, it's an iris and at first I thought Japanese
    Iris, but no not quite right. I've never seen
    a walking iris before. It is certainly distinctive
     
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    some sort of Iris
     
  8. May 12, 2019 #8

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    Neomarica gracilis or northiana.

    I have a large one, plus an offshoot that rooted itself in the ground last year and survived the winter, plus a Neomarica caerulea (image is from the Pacific Bulb Society website).

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    Wow! Beautiful plant, Ray. Thank you, and everyone for the information.
     
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    FWIW, the white one is often called an "Apostle Plant" as a growth is not supposed to bloom until it has 12 leaves. It's untrue.
     
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    Maybe because it's a Judas plant?
     

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