Where I work there’s are two atria, one at the front entrance and the other at the back (employees) entrance to the building. The only plants in either atrium are several very broad and tall clumps of long, spiky green leaves. They are called African Iris, or the Fortnight Lily. The blooms start in late Spring and go well into the Summer. Here’s a close-up of a fresh bloom I took today as I was leaving for the long ride home. (The natural lighting was quite nice so other than a little cropping and a bit of sharpening after reducing the size for the blog, the shot is as the camera captured it.)
Canon G11 taking a parting shot.