Saturday, 12 November 2011

Looking for the King 4 - Flags

Purple Flag Iris - Patersonia.  The flags are flying to welcome the King. 

These particularly amuse me because I was really fascinated the first time I noticed them, only to discover they appear all over the mountains.   I must have been walking around with my eyes closed for 15 years.


7 comments:

  1. Wild flowers tend to a bit like that, something you think might be unusual is all over the place. The opposite can also be true, when I was much younger we had a meadow at the back of the house I just assumed the flowers that were in abundance there were common, only to discover many years later that they were really quite rare.
    I love flag irises, our local wild ones are yellow.

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  2. I remember seeing lots of those in the bush when I lived in Loftus. We called them snake flowers for some unknown reason. They are a lovely colour.

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  3. Paul, these aren't really irises. Apparently there are no real irises native to Australia so those nostalgic for the real thing gave the name to some other flowers.

    Diane, I thought I would google Snake Flowers and found an image of a different type of purple flower called a snake flower ... the only problem was that source was Bluemountainsjournal.blogspot.com ... not a very reliable source :-)

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  4. Same with me, and what a vivid colour.

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  5. They make a beautiful subject to photograph.

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