Beard (“trichomes”) by rhoing

Beard (“trichomes”)

Didn't really have the right lens for this shot, but it worked anyway. A “bearded” iris.

“Trichomes (/ˈtraɪkoʊmz/ or /ˈtrɪkoʊmz/), from the Greek τρίχωμα (trichōma) meaning ‘hair’, are fine outgrowths or appendages on plants, algae, lichens, and certain protists. They are of diverse structure and function. Examples are hairs, glandular hairs, scales, and papillae. A covering of any kind of hair on a plant is an indumentum, and the surface bearing them is said to be pubescent.” —Wikipedia

» Iris family page at PhytoImages

[ IMG_0735S12x8Atm :: 250mm ]
Stunning blue! I love the beard, too. We had one that bloomed earlier.
July 14th, 2020  
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