Iris flower shrivelling up

Iris flower shrivelling up

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This image is part of the sequence Flowers: Opening of an Iris flower and the fruit
This image is part of the feature Flowers Of The Field

Credit: CLAUDE NURIDSANY & MARIE PERENNOU/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Iris flower. (4th of 5 images). Close-up of a flower of a garden iris (Iris germanica) dying and shrivelling up. After pollination, the petals die and allow the ovary to mature and produce seeds. The iris is a tall and elegant plant which lives in grassy areas and flowers from May to June. See photos B570/027-031 for sequence of flower opening.

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Keywords: angiosperm, angiosperms, botany, flower, flower shrive, iris, iris germanica, monocot, monocots, monocotyledon, monocotyledons, nature, plant, shrivelli, shrivelling, type

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