Irises forum: Where is iris flower pistil located? Can't seem to find it. :(

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Name: Ian McBeth
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SonoveShakespeare
May 16, 2018 2:39 PM CST
I have forgot where the pistil of an iris flower is located. And I would really like to x breed some irises this year. I found where the pollen sticks are at, and they are underneath what I call pollen lips.

Here's a picture to help you demonstrate. Is the pistil
located in the center of the red circle? Or underneath
the pollen lips? And how do I get to it?
Thumb of 2018-05-16/SonoveShakespeare/e005ec

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- Ian :-)
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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
May 17, 2018 2:45 PM CST
Hi Ian,

Unfortunately none of mine are blooming so I can't look under their skirts. If I remember correctly, it's probably under those 3 top petals .. think like a bug, land on the flower wade through the pollen and back out .. where did you go?
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Name: Lin Vosbury
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plantladylin
May 17, 2018 2:53 PM CST
I googled and found this diagram that might help: https://www.bing.com/images/se...
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Danita
May 17, 2018 2:56 PM CST
This page may help,
http://www.pacificcoastiris.or...
Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
May 17, 2018 3:01 PM CST
The problem with Dietes iris is that the reproductive parts are not that apparent as with most flowers.
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Name: Barbara
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iciris
May 17, 2018 6:20 PM CST
Here's a you tube that has information on breeding bearded iris.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=...
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Name: Ian McBeth
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SonoveShakespeare
May 18, 2018 7:44 AM CST
Thanks you guys, I found it yesterday when I was x breeding. It was underneath the small center petals. I had to use a small paint brush to rub the pollen on the stigma. I had to be very careful and gentile because I didn't want to damage the flower. Iris flowers are very delicate, especially their petals.
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