Sunday, September 13, 2009

Discount store lilies

Some months back, I bought some lily bulbs from a discount store in Coventry city centre. I was not even sure whether they would live or what the flowers would look like if they did survive. So I planted them around my garden and today morning I got the first bloom.

It looks lovely and I now regret not buying more.

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Have no idea about the name of these lilies. Help anyone?

UPDATE:
A friend of Facebook informed me that it is not (scientifically) a Lily but an Iris.

Did some Googling and found out that it's common name is Blue Flag and belong to the Iridaceae (iris) family. It is also known as Blue Iris, Liver Lily, Wild Iris, Flag, Poison Flag, Snake Lily, Water Flag, Dragon Flower, Dagger Flower and Fleur-de-Lis.

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3 comments:

LeahHerrenmode said...

I am so sorry that I can not help you with the name of the lilies. But the color is amazing. And you had no picture of them before. So it must have been a great surprise this morning.

somuffins said...

Salam. I think the flower is called Snapdragon..

Adam Dilip Mutum said...

Hi Leah, Somuffins: A friend has identified the flower as an Iris.

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