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Dietes iridioides is an evergreen, rhizomatous perennial.
The flowers usually last only for a day, but new buds open over a long period in spring and early summer.
Iris-like flowers are white, with central yellow marks that change to a deep brown towards the centre. They have six snowy white petals with purple feathery stamens rising from the centre.
They have strong sword-like leaves, which form large and attractive clumps.
Doctrine of Signatures
The small, mostly white flowers have feathery lavender stamens that look like three purple feathery antennae stretching up into the air to pick up any transmission that is floating through the ethers. They have deep gold central markings on the petals that look like a pathway with golden stepping-stones leading you into the centre of the flower.
The markings change to rich brown, having the appearance of code symbols, stamped onto the white petal in a distinct pattern. They look like hieroglyphics, a message imprinted onto parchment waiting to be deciphered by the person prepared to look close enough in contemplation.
They re-flower from the previous year’s flower stems as if they are carrying the baton of wisdom through from one generation to the next.
The trinity is repeated both in the shape and the pattern: a purple trinity in the centre standing up as if to be seen, a gold trinity drawing the contemplative person into the centre and a morse code trinity imprinted on the petal with a cryptic message. The three are set against a background of six pure white petals, six representing domestic peace and harmony.
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