June 2, 2017

Japanese Iris

Heian-jingū Shrine Garden, Sakyō-ku, Kyōto
Nikon D700 Micro Nikkor 105mm F2.8D
平安神宮(京都市左京区岡崎西天王町)

Japanese iris (Botanical Name: Iris ensata, Japanese: hanashōbu, 花菖蒲) is a species of Iris native to Japan, China, Korea and Russia, and widely cultivated as an ornamental plant. Japanese iris may also refer to other culturally significant species of Iris native to Japan.

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