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Help! Can you help me identify this plant... It's iris!

 
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We moved into our new home in Camp Verde, AZ in July.  In one of the 2 gardens had a fan shaped multi-leaf plant.  They stayed green all winter (only got down to 22° F).  They have what appeared to be bulbs, but have a fairly significant root structure growing down from the bulbs.  They seem to spread by extending the bulblike structure.  They also have a significant mass of tiny roots, to catch more water, I guess.
The leaves come out from a central structure, are flat and thin, almost like some cacti.

What does it appear to be?
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Plant I'm trying to I'd.
Plant I'm trying to I'd.
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Perhaps an iris? That's what it most looks like to me.
 
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Iris is what came to my mind almost immediately.
 
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I agree with iris.
 
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Hi Mark,
Yep, it's an iris. We have them all over the Verde Valley. Only bloom for 4-6 weeks in March/April but the deer in my front yard eat all the blooms within the first week. Come in purple, white and yellow mostly. Then they're just green/ brown the next 11 months of the year. They spread and multiply like crazy here if they get a little bit of water. If the clump of iris gets too thick they don't bloom so much so every few years I thin them out and replant the extras somewhere else. 8 years ago I took the extras (about 50) and planted just 1-2 each all around my front yard. Within 3 years they turned into hundreds. Welcome to the Valley.
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Blooming in March
Blooming in March
 
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