Yellow Walking Iris   
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Yellow Walking Iris
ntroduced Photo: Pankaj Atre
Common name: Yellow Walking Iris
Botanical name: Neomarica longifolia    Family: Iridaceae (Iris family)
Synonyms: Marica longifolia, Cypella longifolia, Cipura longifolia

Yellow Walking Iris is a rhizome forming perennial herb with very showy flowers. It stays green all year and grows up to 2-3 feet. Leaves are long, strap-like. Flowers are yellow with mottled brown spots. Each flower lasts only one day, but another flower will takes it's place the following day. Once the flowering has finished, young plants grow up next to the spent bloom. The weight of the new growth carries the flowering stem to the ground. In a natural environment, the plants will root into the ground and start a new plant. In time, large clumps will spread in every direction, and the plant has literally "walked" its way into a new existence. However, as a potted specimen they will not form new plants.

Photographed in Jalgaon, Maharashtra.
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