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The cultivation of Iris ensata was first noted in literature more than five hundred years ago in Japan. Native to eastern China, Siberia, Korea, and throughout Japan, they are found growing in damp areas near streams, ponds, lakes, and marshes. The selective breeding of the species that commenced in the 1800s produced the foundation of the modern Japanese iris. Colors and color patterns have been greatly enhanced over the years.
Apr 14, 2013 1:18 AM CST
|Can't be too old to learn something new and see something new (close up) unless you 'click on it' !!|
Learned a few things and terms I didn't know an hour ago about a flower I've never paid much attention to. But, the pictures and descriptions got my attention. Thanks for sharing, Connie!
Apr 14, 2013 8:17 AM CST
|And well deserved kudos from me, also.|
It is clear and concise entries like this that battles the constant and confusing pseudo-facts that pervade the internet. I was especially impressed when you thought to differentiate speckling from sanding.
Apr 14, 2013 8:47 AM CST
|All I knew before reading this article was Iris ensata. That was it. |
Nothing about the history or descriptive terms. I really enjoyed ready your article Connie. Thank you for the things you taught me, and the great photos.
Apr 14, 2013 8:53 AM CST
|Very nicely done and the pictures are beautiful. I learned some terms about irises and will pay more attention to mine when they bloom this year. I don't know the names of any of them, but they smell wonderful. Just bought my first Japanese irises two years ago and love them. |
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
Apr 14, 2013 1:49 PM CST
|wonderful article. Thank you. |
Apr 14, 2013 7:28 PM CST
|Thank you everyone for your nice comments! I enjoyed writing the article and imparting some knowledge about this iris species.|