Dietes bicolor (Steud.) Klatt

Butterfly Iris

Leaves to 80 cm long, 9-14 mm wide with thickened midrib. Stem sparsely branched, 80-120 cm long. Flowers 5-6 cm wide, pale yellow; outer perianth segments horizontal, 35 mm long, with a black hairless signal patch edged orange; late spring to summer. Style branches 8-10 mm long, pale yellow.

S Africa.

Source: Cooke, D. (2005). Iridaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

Distribution map
kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Lilianae
order      Asparagales
family       Iridaceae
genus        Dietes Klatt