apostle plant

variants: or apostle flower

Definition of apostle plant

: an irislike plant (Neomarica gracilis) of the family Iridaceae having flat leaflike stems, ribbonlike leaves, and flowers with the outer perianth members white with basal brown and yellow marking or blotching and inner members blue and strongly reflexed

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