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Iris clarkei

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Botanical Name: Iris clarkei (added by Jamie Vande , 19-JAN-11)

Botanical Synonyms:

Iris himalaica (Dykes) (Jamie Vande , 19-JAN-11)


Sibericae subseries Chrysographes (Jamie Vande , 19-JAN-11)

Common Names:

40 chromosome siberian (Jamie Vande , 19-JAN-11)

Chromosome Count:

2n=40 (Jamie Vande , 19-JAN-11)

General Description:

50-60cm tall, 1-3 branches, leaves 1.5-2cm wide, flowers mid-blue to purple-red, appearing often a smokey violet. White signal with darker edge, sometime veining in white. Bracts fresh green during bloom. (Jamie Vande , 19-JAN-11)

Distinguishing Features:

Bracts green at blooming, flowers fuller than other in chysographes. (Jamie Vande , 19-JAN-11)

Preferred Habitat:

Humid region, acid soils. (Jamie Vande , 19-JAN-11)


Zone 6, prefers full sun. (Jamie Vande , 19-JAN-11)

Native Range:

3000m, Himalaya, Tibet. (Jamie Vande , 19-JAN-11)

Status in the Wild:

N/A (Jamie Vande , 19-JAN-11)

Commercial Availability:

Uncommon (Jamie Vande , 19-JAN-11)

Sources Cited:

Iris (F. Köhlein) (Jamie Vande , 19-JAN-11)

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