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Leopard Lily

Not a lily: Leopard Lily.


DeKalb County (Vista Grove), Georgia.

26 July 2018.



"Introduced from Asia, the Iris domestica —aka Blackberry Lily, Leopard Flower, Leopard Lily— escaped from cultivation and apparently naturalized fairly quickly since Augustin Gattinger, a Tennessee botanist from the 19th century, believed it to be a native species. This was previously classified as Belamcanda chinensis, the only species in the genus Belamcanda, but recent molecular studies have resulted in the reclassification into the Iris genus as Iris domestica. Blackberry in the common name comes from the tight clusters of dark seeds the plant produces."

Wildflowers of the United States.



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▶ Camera: Olympus Pen E-PL1.

---> Lens: Canon 100mm ƒ/2.8 FD

---> Aperture: ƒ/5.6

---> Shutter speed: 1/125

---> ISO: 200

---> Fotodiox adaptor

---> Neutral density filter: 3-stop

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