Iris magnifica alba

 Iris magnifica alba     copyright  2002 Mark McDonough

 Growing about 16" - 24" tall (40 - 60 cm) in flower, the white form
of this species is attractive.  The regular pale blue form is so pale<
as to render a drab off-white color.  I like the orange flare on the
the falls, a perky contrast to the clean white flowers.

In the photo below, taken on a drizzly morning, the flower are
just beginning to open.  This view clearly shows the novel
zig-zag corn-like growth of the flower stems, each leaf axil
armed with a flower bud.  The blooms on the Juno irises
always seem to open from the top down.

detail photo of a bloom just opening

Photo above snapped on April 20, 2002.
Photo below snapped on April 16, 2002.

Iris magnifica alba     copyright  2002 Mark McDonough 

Photos by Mark McDonough


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