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Iris albertii

Botanical Name: Iris albertii (added by D. Kramb, 14-FEB-04)

Botanical Synonyms:



Eupogon, Tall-bearded Iris (D. Kramb, 05-SEP-04)

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Chromosome Count:

2n=24 (D. Kramb, 05-SEP-04)

General Description:

A slender lavender to violet flowered species with stems from 12 to 30 inches tall. (D. Kramb, 05-SEP-04)

Flowers are lavender to purple-violet veined brownish-red, with whitish or pale blue beards. Stems are 12-28" tall. (D. Kramb, 14-SEP-04)

Distinguishing Features:

One of the first tall bearded irises to bloom, and often reblooms in the fall. (D. Kramb, 05-SEP-04)

Preferred Habitat:

Inhabits grassy steppes at an elevation of 1700 to 2000 meters. (D. Kramb, 05-SEP-04)



Native Range:

Kazakstan, Tien Shan and Fergana mountains (D. Kramb, 05-SEP-04)

Turkestan, Kazakhstan, Asiatic Russia (D. Kramb, 14-SEP-04)

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Sources Cited:

Information entered on 05-SEP-2004 is taken from the fall 1998 SIGNA bulletin #61, page 3147. (D. Kramb, 05-SEP-04)

Info entered on 14-SEP-04 comes from the SIGNA Checklist of Iris Species. (D. Kramb, 14-SEP-04)

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