Today's featured iris was a gift from a friend - Linda and I graduated from high school together, and roomed together for our first year of college. I was visiting her a few years ago, and she gave me this beautiful iris.
She didn't know the name of it, and I have been searching around online to see if I could figure it out. There really are a lot of very similar irises. I looked at BlueJ Iris's site, because they have a lot of irises, with the descriptions of the standards, falls, beard color, etc. included with a picture.
This beauty looks like a 'plicata' to me, and so I looked on this page to see what I could find.
After some searching, I decided it could be Orinico Flow or Blueberry Ice. Blueberry Ice has a different colored beard, and Orinico Flow is not exactly the same. I won't even elaborate on the problems with purple and blue colors in photos (digital, esp.!). I'll need to work on that.
At any rate, no definitive name for now, but an absolute beauty that I never tire of looking at!