White and lilac flower - unknown variety - - specifically for
"Beyond Megapixels" November assignment - "Soft
2010-11-19 UPDATE: The above image made it to Beyond Megapixels home
page today. Here is a screen capture: www.flickr.com/photos/degilbo_on_flickr/5188640370/
Beyond Megapixels website www.beyondmegapixels.com/
2010-11-16 UPDATE: This flower has been kindly identified as Dietes grandiflora or Iris by Linda of Belgium and "Lotus_Widow" of Queensland.
Dietes grandiflora (Large wild iris, Fairy Iris) is a rhozomatous
perennial plant with long, rigid, sword-like green leaves belonging to
the Iridaceae family. This species is common in horticulture in its
native South Africa, where it is often used in public gardens,
beautification of commercial premises and along roadsides. The blooms
are white marked with yellow and violet. Dark markings are found at
the base of the outer tepals. These are borne in abundance during
summer, especially after rain. Flowers are followed by 5 cm long green
capsules that contain very dark brown seeds, these are displersed when
the capsule splits open.