Today's Flowers opens on Friday at 12.00 a.m., and closes the following Thursday at 11.00 p.m. Information about this meme can be found here.
There are over 200 varieties of Iris in many different colors. The purple is my favorite.
It takes its name from the Greek word "rainbow".
The Iris is the state flower of Tennessee, and the Fleur-de-lis is the emblem for the city of New Orleans. You can read a whole lot more at this link, where I read the above information.
Today's Flowers was created by Luiz Santilli, Jr. Thank you Luiz! I am now its host.
I am also linking with the following memes as they become available, with my thanks to our hosts. Please click on their names to visit other participants.
Hetty at Tuinverhalen (Garden Stories)
Nick at Floral Friday Fotos
Aquariann at Flower Friday
Laura at iHeartMacro
Pamela at Garden Tuesday
Two mosaics, the same but....
one a bit plainer.