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Moraea lurida  

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Monocotyledons > Order: Asparagales > Family: Iridaceae > Genus: Moraea

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A European green blowfly (Lucilia sp.), in late spring on a flower of Moraea lurida near Bot River, Western Cape, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]

Moraea lurida flowering in early summer next to a lichen covered Table Mountain sandstone rock, Bettys Bay, Western Cape, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]