June 10, 2012

Ayame (Iris sanguinea) flowers in Tokei-ji

Purple and violet are the dominant colors among the flowers of this rainy season.

The pale rainwater may cause these noble colors by mixing with the scarlet or red pigments of flowers.

The elegant but bizarre shape of an Iris flower has the purpose of skillfully putting pollen on the hairy bodies of the humble-bees which visit this flower.

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