This is a remarkable little plant but well worth looking out for in Counties Cork, Kerry and Clare. From June to August, small clusters of blue, 6-petalled, flowers (15-20mm) with yellow centres open in sunshine. The flowers are borne on flattened winged leafless stems. The plant has narrow basal leaves and is usually to be found in damp grassland and stony places. It was probably introduced into Ireland where it is not very commonly found. It belongs to the Iridaceae family
I was lucky enough to spot this little flower in a damp, marshy meadow in Sneem, Co Kerry in 2008 and I photographed it at that time.
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