Wildflowers forum: Herbertia genus

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Apr 8, 2013 6:37 PM CST
Herbertia it is a genus in Iridaceae family. It comprises 8 species. One native to USA, others native to South America.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herbertia

The species native in USA is Herbertia lahue (Molina) Goldblatt, common name Prairienymph or Prairie Nymph.
Wikipedia says that is endemic in texas but USDA says that distribution is Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.

http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=HELA6&photoID=hel...

Looking at the map on the page above, I think it's possible to find the plant in the coastal zone of Alabama, too.

Useful link http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=HELA6

As the common name, Prairie nymph, suggest, it is an exotic beauty. Small and delicate.


Thumb of 2013-04-09/Justin/995fdb April 08, 2013, Victoria, Tx.
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Apr 8, 2013 6:50 PM CST
I taken today few photos of one plant of Herbertia lahue. Unfortunately was a cloudy and windy day. The photos don't show the full beauty of the plant.
Pictures taken on April 08, 2013, Victoria, Tx :
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Note: For a better picture on petal shape, see here: http://plants.usda.gov/java/largeImage?imageID=hela6_003_avp...
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Apr 8, 2013 7:38 PM CST

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Those are gorgeous Justin, Great Job!!! Hurray!
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Apr 17, 2013 8:09 AM CST

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What a grand little flower! Lovey dubby
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piksihk
Apr 18, 2013 9:01 AM CST
Justin, thanks for your photos! I believe these are the ones I found on my mom's yard a year ago. I'm hoping my 3 plants will bloom soon and then I can compare them with your photos.

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Apr 30, 2013 10:07 AM CST
Visited my mom and she has another one blooming in her yard. The 3 in pots were blooming but I missed them blooming.
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Apr 30, 2013 11:47 AM CST
I like those. Thumbs up
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May 8, 2013 12:30 PM CST
One of mine is blooming today! Thumb of 2013-05-08/piksihk/cd294c
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May 8, 2013 12:49 PM CST

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Very lovely Betsy, I had some of those but the squirrels did away with them. Smiling
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piksihk
Apr 7, 2016 5:35 PM CST
These are one of my favorites! So cute - and I'm partial to the color, too.
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Apr 7, 2016 5:36 PM CST

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Very pretty! Lovey dubby
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