The regal bloom arched outwards revealing delicate petals with slightly ruffled edges. Its outer florets were like white droplets laced in a lilac pattern with just a hint of yellow in its inner sanctum. This exquisite beauty was just one of the millions of Siberian Iris in an ocean of lavender blue on a recent visit to the European Sanctuary of Bangs-Matschels. The 80 hectare area is located on the Swiss/Liechtenstein border and is comprised of litter meadows, marshlands, and forests that hold rare and endangered species of plant and bird life and boasts over 1,100 species of butterflies. This heavenly spring spectacle is certainly a sight to see!