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Iris hermona

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

Botanical Synonyms:



Aril (D. Kramb, 03-DEC-03 )

Oncocyclus (D. Kramb, 21-SEP-04)

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General Description:

Flowers are very large about 15 cm in diameter as well as in height. There is variability in the brown tone of the falls, as well as variability in the patterns, some with veins some with dots or speckles. (D. Kramb, 03-DEC-03)

Flowering stems grow to 15"-18" tall. Standards are cream or whitish with some veining. Falls are creamy-yellow veined brownish purple. Signals are purplish-brown, as is the beard. (D. Kramb, 21-SEP-04)

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Preferred Habitat:

Grows in dry or medium-dry open places like pasture lands. (D. Kramb, 03-DEC-03)



Native Range:

Israel (D. Kramb, 03-DEC-03)

Mount Hermon, Israel (D. Kramb, 21-SEP-04)

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Sources Cited:

Info entered on 21-SEP-04 comes from the SIGNA Checklist of Iris Species. (D. Kramb, 21-SEP-04)

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