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Iris aucheri

Botanical Name: Iris aucheri (added by D. Kramb, 05-OCT-03)

Botanical Synonyms:

Juno aucheri, Iris assyrica, I. fumosa, I. sindjarensis, and possibly Iris moabitica (D. Kramb, 05-OCT-03)


Juno, Scorpiris (D. Kramb, 05-OCT-03)

Common Names:

Juno (D. Kramb, 05-OCT-03)

Chromosome Count:

2n=22 (D. Kramb, 14-SEP-04)

General Description:

6"-16" (15-40cm) tall, with blue to near-white flowers with yellow ridge on the falls (D. Kramb, 05-OCT-03)

The flowers have a violet-like scent. (D. Kramb, 26-DEC-03)

6-16" tall with flowers blue to near-white, with yellow ridge on the falls. (D. Kramb, 14-SEP-04)

Can occur in dark purple with a white flash , blue and pure white, the bulbs can get twice the size of a tennis ball. it is worth obtaining good selections (Peter Taggart UK, 06-JAN-10)

Distinguishing Features:

Delicate fleshy roots (D. Kramb, 05-OCT-03)

The base of each leaf is 'inflated' as in the 3rd picture. (Peter Taggart UK, 06-JAN-10)

Preferred Habitat:

Arid, sunny, well drained soil (D. Kramb, 05-OCT-03)



Native Range:

Syria, Turkey, Iraq, Iran (D. Kramb, 05-OCT-03)

Also found in Jordan (D. Kramb, 26-DEC-03)

Northern Iraq, southeastern Turkey, northern Syria, western Iran (D. Kramb, 14-SEP-04)

Status in the Wild:


Commercial Availability:

Rare (D. Kramb, 05-OCT-03)

Many named clones are on the market from specialist bulb growers (Peter Taggart UK, 06-JAN-10)

Sources Cited:

Info added by me on 26-DEC-03 comes from the book "Iris" by Fritz Kohlein. (D. Kramb, 26-DEC-03)

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

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