On the drive home today we stopped to smell the flowers. The roadsides along Hwy 71 seem to be hoarding all the wildflowers this year. I just haven’t seen much of them in Austin. They’re so pretty!
This one was not grown in the wild, but was in a pot on the deck at the lake house we were visiting. It’s an african iris (aka fortnight lily), or dietes iridioides. According to google, the blooms last only a day, but they have a long blooming period, through the summer. Between bloom bursts, plants take a two-week, or fortnight’s, rest before blooming again.