Blue Iris - said to "grow in stoney places" in Attica.
"Theodorus, my friend, appears not to have badly conjectured concerning your disposition; since to wonder is very much the passion of a philosopher. For there is no other beginning of philosophy than this. And he who said that Iris is the daughter of Thaumas, did not genealogize badly." Socrates, to Theaetetus, The Theaetetus, 155c Iris is the messenger or Hera, and the daughter of Thaumas, 'wonder