CLAUDE NURIDSANY & MARIE PERENNOU / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY CLAUDE NURIDSANY & MARIE PERENNOU / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Iris flower. 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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