The local park has a large iris garden that is open to the public every year for one month starting May 25th. The first day was yesterday and so we dropped by. As expected, there were only a few that were blooming but no worries! We'll be back.
This was one of two irises blooming in the entire back section of the garden. It Japanese, this type of iris is called "hanashoubu". In English it's "iris ensata", but is more commonly know as "Japanese iris" outside of Japan. It's noted for its large, flat petals.
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