wildflower, or wild coincidence?

Jan 17, 2006
East TN
Location? Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Next to mountain stream, though a little higher than stream bed, along edge of roadway.

She sure is a beauty, I know that. Minature Iris, I believe or maybe this is called Wild Iris? I realize there is nothing here for you to get a bearing on it's size. You'll have to take my word that it is 50% size of standard iris's. It was the only flower blooming, though a few more will happen if they didn't get froze out this week...

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Ok, I am going to add a note, that I know this is not the best perspective on this flower. I was just so amazed at finding this in the wild, I wanted to capture it's color and beauty expanded. The environment didn't setup to well for a great shot, and the time of day was all wrong as well...But I plan to go back this weekend and see if I can find more.
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Feb 18, 2006
Doug, I really like it. The color is beautiful. Would be interesting to see it cropped in real close also. It has a bit of a kaleidescope feel to it with the pattern of the flower petals.


Iris cristata

This is a very lovely iris...much better than any I took of these this spring.
Congratulations on a wonderful job.

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