Belamcanda commonly known as Blackberry lily, is in the Iridaceae family and has rhizomatous roots and iris-like fans of foliage. The flowers are followed by clusters of glossy black seeds which resemble blackberry (Rubus) fruit. As a result of DNA sequence evidence, Peter Goldblatt and David Mabberley in Novon 15: 128, 2005 are now including Belamcanda in Iris. Because of priorities and taxonomic necessities, the new name they propose for Belamcanda chinensis is Iris domestica.
Iris domestica syn. Belamcanda chinensis is native to China and Japan and has orange flowers with reddish spots. Photo taken July 2004 by Jay Yourch.
Iris Index - Beardless iris A-K - Beardless iris L-R - Beardless iris S-Z - Crested Irises - Garden Bearded Irises - Juno iris A-I - Juno iris J-R - Juno iris S-Z - Aril Irises - Miscellaneous Irises - Pacific Coast Irises - Reticulata Irises - Spanish Irises - Belamcanda - Hermodactylus - Pardanthopsis