Floral Weekends – Iris sibrica

Hey everyone! Welcome to floral weekends. For those who don’t know, this is a segment started by me where I write about some beautiful and strange flowers from all around the world. If you also wanna be a part of this, pingback to my blog and use the tag #floralweekends. This way we can enjoy a number of beautiful flowers.

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Iris sibirica

Kingdom: Plantae
Plantae: Angiosperms
Class: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Iridaceae
Subfamily: Iridoideae
Tribe: Irideae
Genus: Iris
Subgenus: Limniris
Series: Iris series Sibiricae
Species: I. sibirica

Commonly known as Siberian Flag, it is a rhizomatos herbaceous perennial from Europe and Central Asia).  It has long green grass-like leaves, tall stem, 2–5 violet-blue, to blue, and occasionally white flowers. Iris sibirica was often confused with Iris sanguinea, another blue flowering Asian iris, the difference lies in the fact that latter has unbranched stems and former has branched.

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Iris is the name of Goddess of rainbow.  Based on their color, irises convey varied messages. A purple iris is symbolic of wisdom and compliments. A blue iris symbolizes faith and hope. A yellow iris symbolizes passion while white iris symbolizes purity. A gift of iris can be used to convey many emotions.

They tend to bloom from late spring to early summer, slightly taller than bearded iris’.

The most famous royal use of the iris as a symbol of power and position was that of the Bourbon Kings of France, including Louis XIV. The iris was adapted on royal banners as the “Fleur de Lys”, the elegant, three-sectioned symbol that disappeared from the French flag with their Revolution, but is still quite common in the decorative arts. In fact, today it still proudly adorns the beautiful flag of the French-founded Province of Quebec in Canada.

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Well thats all about todays Floral Weekends. Hope you enjoyed todays flower.

Stay tuned for a new flower on next Floral Weekends

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