Friday, July 2, 2010

Himalayan Iris

It is a sight for sore eyes to see the Himlayan Iris Iris nepalensis cover whole mountainsides in spring. The violet flower has white and yellow markings.
The Iris is found all over the temperate region of the world. It takes its name from the Greek word for rainbow. Iris flowers come in many colours.
The Iris flower is formed in such a way that when a bee enters it to get the nectar, the insect will come in contact with the pollen only after passing the stigma. When the bee backs out of the flower, it will only touch the lower face of the Stigma, which is non- receptive. Thus the flower ensures that the bee doesn't pollinate it with its own pollen. Each flower is pollinated by the pollen of another.

9 comments:

  1. That's a very gorgeous iris! I wish I can grow one like that.

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  2. This Iris is beautiful. I love the blue shade!

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  3. I enjoy your photos so much. Not only beautiful, but educational.

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  4. Wow! so beautiful flowers! Thanks for sharing the information on Iris pollination!

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  5. 向著星球長驅直進的人,反比踟躕在峽路上的人,更容易達到目的。............................................................

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  6. that is beautifully captured and the information about pollination is so interesting

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  7. Plzz tell where I can get iris flower in Bangalore?
    reply me on piyush1saxena@gmail.com..
    Its very important for me..

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