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Iris bakeriana

Botanical Name: Iris bakeriana (added by Sean Zera, 06-APR-09)

Botanical Synonyms:



Hermodactyloides, reticulata (Sean Zera, 06-APR-09)

Common Names:


Chromosome Count:

2n=20 (Sean Zera, 06-APR-09)

General Description:

Standards and style arms pale blue, falls white with pale blue veins and dark purple tips (Sean Zera, 06-APR-09)

Distinguishing Features:

Leaves eight-sided in cross section (Sean Zera, 06-APR-09)

Preferred Habitat:

Hillside scrubland in heavy clay soil (Sean Zera, 06-APR-09)


Approximately USDA zones 3-9 (Sean Zera, 06-APR-09)

Native Range:

Turkey, Iraq, Iran (Sean Zera, 06-APR-09)

Status in the Wild:


Commercial Availability:

Fairly common from Dutch bulb companies (Sean Zera, 06-APR-09)

Sources Cited:

B. Mathew, "The Iris" 1981 (Sean Zera, 06-APR-09)

Additional Comments:


Where to buy it:

Brent and Becky's Bulbs

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