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Iris furcata

Botanical Name: Iris furcata (added by D. Kramb, 03-DEC-03)

Botanical Synonyms:



Eupogon (D. Kramb, 05-SEP-04)

Common Names:


Chromosome Count:

2n=24 (D. Kramb, 05-SEP-04)

General Description:

Flowers are borne on stems that branch above the middle, with deep purple flowers. (D. Kramb, 05-SEP-04)

Distinguishing Features:

At bloom time the plant is 18" and the leaves are very short. (D. Kramb, 04-DEC-03 )

Preferred Habitat:



Cold hardiness should be no problem, but summer moisture might be. (D. Kramb, 05-SEP-04)

Native Range:

From the Caucasus Mountains, Moldavia, and the southern Ukraine (D. Kramb, 05-SEP-04)

Status in the Wild:

Probably common (D. Kramb, 05-SEP-04)

Commercial Availability:


Sources Cited:

Info entered on 05-SEP-04 comes from the fall 1998 SIGNA bulletin #61, page 3148. (D. Kramb, 05-SEP-04)

Additional Comments:

In spite of it's appearance, it cannot be considered a diploid counterpart of I. aphylla, because its karyotype is very different. It is apparently very widespread between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea. (D. Kramb, 05-SEP-04)

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