SOLVED: My next unidentified plant

durban, South Africa

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Beautiful, BC(Zone 9b)

Tigridia?

durban, South Africa

It looks very similar to a few of the flowers... thank you some much! I wish I had your knowledge!

Bristol, United Kingdom

It looks more like a sp of Moraea to me.

Dublin, CA(Zone 9a)

Or a Neomarica?

Prairieville, LA(Zone 9a)

After a long search, I could not find a Tigridia or any other of the above mentioned species that matched the above photo


Here are sites for Moraea
http://www.ispot.org.za/species_dictionary/Moraea

Neomarica caerulea (but, N longifolia is the African species and it is yellow)

http://www.pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/index.php/Neomarica

Cypella, a relative of Tigridia (so America)

http://www.suncrestnurseries.com/descript/cypella.html

Dublin, CA(Zone 9a)

It looks like it's in a cultivated garden bed so it wouldn't have to be an African species. N. caerulea looked close to me--shades of blue/purple can be hard to capture accurately in photos.

Beautiful, BC(Zone 9b)

Neomarica caerulea sure looks close.

Prairieville, LA(Zone 9a)

That was my choice...and I thought perhaps a newer cultivar of N caerulea. I made note of the Native species for info only. My Neomarica caeruleas were severely destroyed by my neighbor's storm toppled tree and its' removal. 8-(

Beautiful, BC(Zone 9b)

...and has your neighbour offered to replace them?

Prairieville, LA(Zone 9a)

He was very upset when it happened.....the heavy equipment finished off what the tree started. He apologized and showed up a couple days later with a dozen lovely Louisiana Irises....they are very pretty, but I had to smile to myself when he offered them as replacements for the "Louisiana Irises" that got ruined. He was tickled that he got the exact color blue......grin I felt a touch guilty taking them, as the Neomaricas were culled from my MIL's totally overgrown bed. But I did thank him profusely. grin

Beautiful, BC(Zone 9b)

I'd say he gets "A" for effort, "D" for plant ID. Sounds like a decent neighbour. I just had a similar issue. All of a sudden I have $5000 deposit in my account. Now, considering I have $11 to get me by until late next week, I'm a bit wide-eyed. As I said to the advocate, "Lead me not into temptation but deliver me from evil." We made the call, branch error, it coulda been a great shopping spree but honesty & integrity I hold close. I told the rep that her colleague owes me atleast a thank you for I could have withdrawn it all and had some fun.

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Prairieville, LA(Zone 9a)

Temptation, thou art not my friend.....whew! Good on you, Growin....you get to like what ya see in the mirror every morning....and hold your head up to the resr of the world.

Santa Ana, CA(Zone 10b)

If they had discovered it, they would expect it to be returned anyway. It does my heart good to know there are still a few out there with integrity. Seems hard to find these days.

Beautiful, BC(Zone 9b)

Considering that amount is half my annual income, it was most disturbing. It also made it very difficult to determine how much I really had in my account as it is difficult to split hairs on a beehive hairdo.

Prairieville, LA(Zone 9a)

GRIN

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