Iris domestica (L.) Goldblatt & Mabb.  
Family: Iridaceae
blackberry-lily, leopard-flower
[Belamcanda chinensis (L.) DC., Gemmingia chinensis (L.) Kuntze]
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Robert W. Freckmann  
Etymology: Belamcanda: East Indian name for this species
Plants: perennial, 12"-24" tall forb
Leaves: narrow, sword-like
Flowers: orange spotted with red or purple, 6-parted, 1 1/2" wide, only one blooms each day; inflorescence in a widely-branching cluster of stalked flowers; blooms June-July
Fruits: capsule opening to reveal a blackberry-like cluster of fleshy seeds
Habitat: disturbed areas, roadsides, thickets
Conservation Status: Introduced - escaped
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Richard Bauer  
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Richard Bauer  
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Merel R. Black  
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