Photo of Butterfly Iris (Dietes grandiflora): Could this be D. grandiflora?

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Jul 17, 2014 2:28 PM CST
Could this possibly be Dietes grandiflora? According to San Marcos Growers, "This plant has been long grown as Dietes iridioides or D. vegeta in the nursery trade but is rightlyfully Dietes grandiflora. This can be determined by examing the flower tepals and style arms; Dietes grandiflora has brown markings on the inner tepals and dark violet style arms where Dietes iridioides lacks markings on the tepals other than the yellow spots on the outer tepals and has pale violet style arms." - ref: http://www.smgrowers.com/products/plants/plantdisplay.asp?st...

and the Queensland Government @ http://keyserver.lucidcentral.org/weeds/data/03030800-0b07-4... " (photo of D.iridioides at the bottom of the page) as well as:
http://keyserver.lucidcentral.org/weeds/data/03030800-0b07-4... - photo of D.grandiflora at the bottom of the page."
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plantladylin
Jul 17, 2014 2:47 PM CST
Two of the above links didn't work for me so I looked them up and will post them here:

D. iridioides: http://keyserver.lucidcentral.org/weeds/data/03030800-0b07-4...

D. grandiflora: http://keyserver.lucidcentral.org/weeds/data/03030800-0b07-4...
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OldGardener
Jul 17, 2014 2:58 PM CST
Here is the third link: http://www.smgrowers.com/products/plants/plantdisplay.asp?st...

I apologize for the confusion. Thank you so much, Lin., for providing the other 2 links Thumbs up
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eclayne
Jul 17, 2014 3:11 PM CST

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Some other helpful links. eMonocot are botanical descriptions so maybe a little tooo much information. All appear to confirm the spots are on D. grandiflora. Bloom longevity is interesting too.

http://e-monocot.org/taxon/urn:kew.org:wcs:taxon:327946
http://e-monocot.org/taxon/urn:kew.org:wcs:taxon:327948

http://www.plantzafrica.com/plantcd/dietesgrand.htm
http://www.plantzafrica.com/plantcd/dietesirid.htm
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plantladylin
Jul 17, 2014 3:49 PM CST
OldGardener, you are very welcome ... I couldn't find the second one, that's why I didn't post it. Green Grin!
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zuzu
Jul 17, 2014 6:13 PM CST

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I think we all agree that OldGardener is correct. I haven't seen Ferenc on this site for a long time, so if he doesn't respond in the next day or two, I'll move the photo without his consent.
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zuzu
Jul 19, 2014 2:12 PM CST

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I've moved the photo to the D. grandiflora entry. Thank you, OldGardener, for the correction. Smiling
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OldGardener
Jul 19, 2014 2:21 PM CST
Thank you, Zuzu, for all of your help. Lin and Evan, thank you for going above and beyond, too. Smiling
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