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Iris confusa

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

Botanical Synonyms:



Crested, Evansia, Japonicae, Lophiris (D.Kramb, 05-OCT-03)

Common Names:


Chromosome Count:

2n=30 according to the SIGNA Checklist of Iris Species (D. Kramb, 14-SEP-04)

General Description:

12"-36" (30-90cm) tall, with lavendar or white flowers with purple spots surrounding the yellow crests and signal patch (D.Kramb, 05-OCT-03)

Distinguishing Features:

Distinguished from Iris wattii by smaller, blue to white flowers 4 to 5.5 cm in diameter; from other irises by tall vegetative stems. (Sean Zera, 08-DEC-13)

Preferred Habitat:

Forest edges, hillsides, ditches. (Sean Zera, 08-DEC-13)



Native Range:

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

SW China. (Sean Zera, 08-DEC-13)

Status in the Wild:


Commercial Availability:

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

Sources Cited:

Flora of China. (Sean Zera, 08-DEC-13)

Additional Comments:


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