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Iris cristata #18 of 27

Credits: Iris cristata, photo by D. Kramb, May 2005. (D. Kramb, 16-MAY-05)

Comments: Found growing wild in a nature preserve near the town of Peebles, Ohio. (D. Kramb, 16-MAY-05)

This photo demonstrates a characteristic that distinguishes Iris cristata from Iris lacustris. The perianth tube (below the petals and above the ovary) is long, hoisting the flower well above the green spathes. (Ken Walker, 25-APR-07)

Iris cristata

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