Stråleiris / Black Iris - Iris chrysographes
Iris chrysographes, commonly known as the Black Iris, is a plant species that belongs to the genus Iris. It is native to South China and Myanmar (Burma), growing in meadows, stramsides, hillsides and forest margins.
Horticultural classification: Sino-Siberian Iris, Beardless Iris.
Herbaceous perennial with creeping rhizomes. Leaves linear and grayish green, to 70 cm long. Flowering stems 25–50 cm, hollow. Flowers reddish violet to very dark violet, almost velvety black, 6–9 cm in diameter, outer tepals usually with golden yellow stripes. Deliciously fragrant. Flowers in June to July. (Source: Wikipedia)
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