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Belamcanda chinensis (L.) DC. (blackberry-lily), growth habit

digital color photograph 
Digitization Status
Born digital
Photographic image
Date created
2005 – 2012
Belamcanda chinensis (L.) DC. (blackberry-lily), orange flowers shown in image, woodland wildflower, perennial 1-2' tall that arises from a horizontal rhizome, leaves 12-18" long are iris-like and clasping at the base and rapidly reduced upward, inflorescence is widely branched and cyme-like, flowers are 1.2-2.0" wide and last for only one day having 3 sepals and 3 petals that are similar and wide spreading orange with crimson or purple spots, fruit is a pod (somewhat resembling a blackberry) containing a mass of round black fleshy seeds, can be considered an invasive in certain areas