Related to lilies?

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  1. NorthPeace

    NorthPeace Active Member

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    Friends gave us this unusual lily-like perennial. The plant grows to about two or two and a half feet tall, with dark green leaves that are long and slender, something like those of a day lily. Its delicate, pale yellow blooms appear in late June. I'd be thankful for ideas regarding its identification.
     

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    Margot Renowned Contributor 10 Years

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    It looks like an Iris but, so far, I haven't been able to figure out which it might be.
     
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    Good morning @NorthPeace, Possibly Iris Orientalis. Commonly known as 'Oriental Iris'.
     
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    Thank you! Now that you mention it, I see that it does look more like an iris than a lily. : )
     
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    Thank you! I always thought it looked Oriental, but I hadn't thought of an iris as a possibility. I appreciate your help.
     
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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Your welcome.
     

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