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This sort of jumped out at me today and I had to pick one up without hesitation (or any research).
(Photo by Michael Wolf used under CC license from here.)
The leaves are so un-Iris-like I'd have never guessed it was an Iris, if it weren't for the flowers anyway. I was musing about using Iris reticulata 'Cantab' in the warmest part of my back yard (along with the purple crocus and Snowdrops) but I think this will take that position.
This spring it should be interesting to see all the new plants and bulbs start to flower and fill in.