This is a triptych made up of three images of the Wild Iris (Dietes Grandiflora). It is a native of South Africa where it grows on the coastal areas of the Southern Cape, Eastern Cape and Southern Kwazulu-Natal. It likes full sun or partial shade and, in the wild, it can grow in forest margins or in the shade of larger plants. It has long, rigid sword shaped leaves and grows from underground rhizomes (mass of roots).
The flowers last no more than 2 or 3 days so I had to be quick in selecting blooms that were in their prime. Here in Victoria, Wild Iris is fairly common in the urban environment and I sourced these blooms from my own backyard.