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Flower of the Day: Iris

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Old Governor's Mansion, Milledgeville, GeorgiaIris have been planted in profusion around the Old Governor’s Mansion in Milledgeville, the former capital of Georgia.

According to Wikipedia: Iris is a genus of 260 to 300 species of flowering plants with showy flowers. It takes its name from the Greek word for a rainbow, which is also the name for the Greek goddess of the rainbow, Iris. Some authors state that the name refers to the wide variety of flower colors found among the many species.

As well as being the scientific name, iris is also widely used as a common name for all Iris species, as well as some belonging to other closely related genera. A common name for some species is ‘flags’, while the plants of the subgenus Scorpiris are widely known as ‘junos’, particularly in horticulture. It is a popular garden flower.
Old Governor's Mansion, Miledgeville, Georgia

(Photos ©2013 by Susan McKee)

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