Floral Motifs on Early Chintz
Iris domestica - Blackberry Lily
Iris domestica (Blackberry Lily) on the Charleston Museum John Lowe & Company of Shepley Hall Chintz Fragment, dated 1835
Iris domestica (Blackberry Lily) (there listed as Ixia domestica) from Curtis's Botanical Magazine, vol. 5: t. 171 (1792).
Iris domestica (Blackberry Lily) growing in modern garden. By Bouba at French Wikipedia (photo Bouba) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)], via Wikimedia Commons.
Common Names: Blackberry Lily, Leopard Lily, Leopard Flower 
 
Description: Iris domestica (Blackberry Lily) is a member of the Iris Family (Iridaceae). The Hortus Kewensis, ed. 2, vol. 1 listed this native of the East Indies, China, and Japan (there listed as Pardanthus chinensis) as having first been cultured in Europe in 1596. 
 
Quilts with this Iris domestica (Blackberry Lily) motif: 
 
  • None known at this time
Chintz with this Iris domestica (Blackberry Lily) motif: 
 
  • The Charleston Museum, The John Lowe & Company of Shepley Hall Chintz Fragment, Shelving Locator HT 572, dated 1835 



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