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Jul 29, 2021 5:11 PM CST
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I know it's tough to ID an iris from a photo. I'd be happy with a range of guesses....

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Jul 29, 2021 5:17 PM CST
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A second unknown iris. Suggestions?

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Jul 29, 2021 6:46 PM CST
Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
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Welcome! to the iris forum jl.

unfortunately, you've picked 2 of the most prolific/difficult colored irises that are not easily identifiable; both the ensata, and the bearded iris. they're difficult, to identify by photo, and the sheer number that look almost the same as the photos submitted,

perhaps, you can write a description of the height, season of bloom, fragrance, any other distinguishing features?

sorry, i cannot help, but perhaps someone else maybe able to recognize the irises you've posted.
Jul 29, 2021 8:35 PM CST
Name: Laurie
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Welcome! Can't help with the id. Sorry! Good luck!
Aug 8, 2021 11:04 PM CST
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
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jlsmith61 said:A second unknown iris. Suggestions?

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Your picture doesn't give a lot of markers to look for.. If you have a clear picture of the flower from straight on, that shows the shape of the falls and any ruffling.. or showing how the markings are around the beard and hafts.. and especially how wide the plicata bands are.. Plicatas are difficult.. I've been trying to identify one for years, and have bought many to try to match.. No luck yet..
That said..take a look at Rococo

or maybe Jesse's Song, although I think yours maybe older.
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