Iris nigricans is the national flower of Jordan, and it is commonly known as Black Iris.
This species is threatened with extinction due to development and grazing.
One day in March, we found the community of Black Iris in Dhiban, south of Amman.
The colour of the petals is usually almost black, but when I made lower my camera’s sight, they showed me a dignified wine red.
Mar. 2014 / Dhiban, Jordan