Giant Iris

Giant Iris

Moraea ramosissima

Scientific name

It is a tall plant (up to 1.2 m) with large yellow flowers with darker yellow nectar guides on the outer tepals, enclosed in pale green, acute spathes; red anthers. Known as a shy bloomer, it appears to be a plant that responds to fire, flowers lasting from mid-morning to late afternoon. In Latin ´ramosissimus´ means very branched, referring to the much branched stem of this species.Their very spiny root system deters moles.

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Image credit: By Di Turner

Important characteristics

Conservation status: Least Concern

This species was selected because it has various important characteristics.

It provides food for:

Monkey beetle

Moraea ramosissima is indigenous to: Cape Flats Sand Fynbos

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