Hungarian iris - Iris variegata
Iris variegata (Asparagales - Iridaceae), the Hungarian Iris, is a dwarf bearded iris with striking flowers. The standards (inner tepals) are yellow and the falls (outer tepals) are white to pale yellow, with red to purple veins sometimes fusing into a purple blotch, pointing out at an angle from the stem.
Native to the area stretching from central and south-east Europe to Ukraine, Iris variegata is found in Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Bulgaria, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Ukraine. It is naturalised in Switzerland and Italy.
Grown in western Europe since the late 16th century, it is a parent of many of the most colorful modern bearded iris cultivars.
Photo credit: ©Aman Gor | Locality: Bakonygyepesi Tanyák, Veszprém, Hungary (2014)