London park delights

DAY 43 (18 MAY) – Flag iris (Iris pseudacorus) (Ealing, London)

These yellow flag irises in Walpole Park lit up an uncertain spring day, providing hiding places for ducks and moorhen chicks.

Even though the iris and the lily are two different plants, it’s thought their shape inspired the Fleur de Lis associated with the French and Spanish (House of Bourbon) monarchies.

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