Neomarica gracilis (Herb.) Sprague , Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1928: 280 1928. (Syn: Cipura gracilis (Herb.) Heynh.; Cypella gracilis (Herb.) Klatt; Marica gracilis Herb.; Moraea cultriformis Schott ex Klatt);
Apostle’s Iris, Walking Iris;
WC. & SE. Brazil to Paraguay as per WCSP;
Flower ID Request – indiantreepix | Google Groups : 5 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (2)
Attached is a flower that bloomed in my terrace garden (in South Delhi) just yesterday (1.4.09). Would appreciate the id.
It is Neomarica gracilis
I am surprised to see that Walking Iris (as Neomarica gracilis is
Links for NEOMARICA GRACILIS (Apostle’s Iris/ Walking Iris):
http://www.rareflora.com/neomaricagrac.htm & http://www.bulbsociety.org/GALLERY_OF_THE_WORLDS_BULBS/GRAPHICS/Neomarica/Neomarica_gracilis/N_gracilis.html (pix with some details), http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/2108/ (Dave’s Garden with comments).
Some extracts from Wikipedia link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apostle_Plant
Neomarica gracilis-191209PKA1 – efloraofindia | Google Groups : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (6)
This beautiful garden variety was seen last sunday, details below. Request species ID.
Excellent pictures of a beautiful flower.
Thank you … for the ID. … thanks for giving all the details. I was delighted to know I saw it in the short span the flowers last.
Ornamental Lilly for identification 240611MK01: please help to ID this Lilly. Is this a Crinum sp.?
Date/Time- 09-04-2011 / 10:30 AM
This is Walking Iris or Apostle’s Iris from
Family : Iridaceae.
originates from Central America.
IRIS: I was in Kashmir during the summer of 1975. You see lots of flowers of different colour and shape at that time of the year. One such flower was Iris (of course, I did not know the identity of this flower at
This is Walking Iris (Neomarica gracilis)
It can be Neomarica northiana (Walking Iris). ref BOTANICA Publication by Random House Australia Pty Ltd.Page 598.
Iris for Common & Botanical ID – 141211 – RK: (mixed thread): 3 correct images as above.
Pic taken at a friend’s garden, in Bangalore on 25-11-11 at 3pm.
This is a small variety – about 11/2 ‘ tall – the flower is about 31/2″ across. Lasts for a single day – wilts in the evening. Was growing in a pot – flowering all around the circumference. Has been transferred to the ground [in shade].
… native of Central America … Neomarica gracilis (Family: Iridaceae)
… commonly known as: walking iris, apostle’s iris … http://www.flowersofindia.in/catalog/slides/Walking%20Iris.html
Thank you so much for providing the flowersofindia link. I had looked there under all the Irises but failed to get the ID. I had also confused this Iris with the one growing at my son’s place in Los Altos, California. I found so many differences! These pics shown once again for comparison… … had identified this as Dietis iridioides – African Iris, Morea Lily, Fortnight Lily
This one must be Dietes iridioides (Family: Iridaceae) as … says … http://www.flickr.com/search/?w=all&q=Dietes+iridioides&m=text
Need identification : (mixed thread): 1 correct image as above. 4 posts by 3 authors.
Neomarica gracilis of Iridaceae
Id request : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1).
Please identify this flowers photographed in Passingdam, North Sikkim, April – 2015
Neomarica gracilis (Iridaceae).
Id200109phk 2 /Id200109phk 3 : 3 posts by 3 authors. 1 correct image.
Pl. Id the followiing garden plants. photographed at Lonavala on 18 Jan 2009
First one (yellow) is Nasturtium – Tropaeolum majus – beautiful and delicious.
–phk2 is garden nasturtium: Tropaeolum majus
It should be Neomarica gracilis as per images herein.
Fwd: NEOMARICA GRACILIS ( WALKING IRIS ) : 1 image.
ATTACHING A COLLAGE OF NEOMARICA GRACILIS (WALKING IRIS)
Neomarica gracilis (Herb.) Sprague : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (5)- around 650 kb each.
Location: Gyaneswor, Kathmandu
Date: 11 April 2019
Elevation: 1300 m.
Habit : Cultivated
Neomarica gracilis :: Virajpet, Coorg :: 12 NOV 19 : 7 posts by 4 authors. 2 images.
… at a resort in Virajpet, Coorg
Date: November 12, 2019 … Altitude: about 910 m (3000 ft) asl
Neomarica gracilis (Herb.) Sprague
original 3 petalled iris
often called walking iris
Id of Flower – Id10052020SH1 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (7)- around 700 kb each.
Can anyone please help me in identifying this Orchid ? I don’t remember how did I plant this. Whether it was a bulb or only a leaf (like Saussurea obvallata). Just thought that it’s a simple ornamental leaf plant and didn’t notice when did it bloom. Was so excited to see this beautiful and fragrant flower.
Location – Home Garden,Mumbai
Date – May 2020
Neomarica northiana, the Walking Iris
Not an Orchid.
This is an Iris, the Walking Iris. Neomarica gracilis.