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Gardening with
Indigenous Plants
Indigenous Plant Use Identification & Control
of Common Weeds

Botanical Name:Diplarrena moraea 
Common Name:Butterfly Iris  , Butterfly Flag  , white iris  , White Flag Iris 
Sold As:Tube ($2.00)
Lily, Ground Cover (up to 30 cm), Low Growing Shrub (30 cm to 1 m), Butterfly Attracting, Insect Attracting
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Moist, Well Drained
0.5-1 m x 0.3-0.6 m
Foliage:Dark to grey-green strap-like leaves 10-70 cm x 5-10 mm. 2-4 green bracts on flowering stem with a pair of bracts below the flowers.
Flowers:White, inner petals white & yellow often with purple markings, October-January. Cluster of 3-6 large scented flowers on a stout flowering stem to 1 m high, held above the foliage. Outer 3 petals white, inner 3 petals multi-coloured, smaller. Capsule triangular.
Masses of flowers provide a great effect in rockeries and garden beds. A large tussock for background planting in cottage gardens. Containers. Near water features.  Frog habitat.  Frost tolerant.
  1. Yarra Ranges Council 
  2. Australian National Botanic Garden 
  3. Wikipedia (free online encyclopedia) 
  4. Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (VICFLORA) 

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