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Iris barbatula

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

Botanical Synonyms:



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

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General Description:

6" (15cm) tall, violet flowers (D. Kramb, 05-OCT-03)

Narrow vertical foliage, tubers radiating from a small bud like a juno (or a roscoea) (Peter Taggart uk, 06-JAN-10)

Distinguishing Features:

The seeds have a small aril (Peter Taggart uk, 06-JAN-10)

Preferred Habitat:

Grassy plateuas, at 24003600 m. (D. Kramb, 26-DEC-03)

Needs water in summer, grows in the open ground i the west of scotland, (Peter Taggart uk, 06-JAN-10)


Hardy in zone 8 (Peter Taggart uk, 06-JAN-10)

Native Range:

China (Northwestern Yunnan province) (D. Kramb, 05-OCT-03)

Status in the Wild:


Commercial Availability:

Rare (Peter Taggart uk, 06-JAN-10)

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Additional Comments:

This species was discovered/described in 1995. (D. Kramb, 26-DEC-03)

Pretty (Peter Taggart uk, 06-JAN-10)

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