Can you see how far back they go??
Last spring on one of our walks I noticed, right in one of the stream beds, about (this is just an estimate) a kazillion iris just beginning to bloom. Truly there must be thousands, and on both sides of the road too. They are yellow and most are at least 4 feet tall. It is really a breathtaking sight.
My friend Lark, holding up a giant rhizome.
I told a friend about them and last week she and I went and harvested some of them. I planted them in our flowerbeds; I guess they survived the transplant because they are poking up through the ground already. I can't wait to see what they do next spring!!
~Iris are a perennial.
~Iris means rainbow in Greek.
~Iris bloom in many colors including black and brown.
~The Iris bulb is called a rhizome.