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Iris innominata

Botanical Name: Iris innominata (added by D. Kramb, 05-JAN-04)

Botanical Synonyms:



Californicae, Pacific Coast Native Iris (D. Kramb, 05-JAN-04)

Common Names:

Golden Iris (D. Kramb, 05-JAN-04)

Chromosome Count:

2n=40 according to the SIGNA Checklist of Iris Species (D. Kramb, 25-SEP-04)

General Description:

Usually a rich shade of pale to bright golden-yellow, with darker veins; pale yellow forms also occur, and lavender - perhaps through hybridization with I. douglasiana or other species. (D. Kramb, 05-JAN-04)

Distinguishing Features:

Floral tube slender, funnel-shaped at top, medium length (around ¾ inch). Spathes short, broad and closed around ovary. Flower parts rather broad and rounded. Leaves very slender, grass-like, dark glossy green, long-lasting. Plants form dense, compact evergreen tussocks. Numerous bright yellow flowers on each mature clump. (D. Kramb, 05-JAN-04)

Preferred Habitat:

A woodland iris, preferring open places with well-drained soil; in fir/pine forests; sunny meadows or other well-exposed sites on lightly shaded slopes. (D. Kramb, 05-JAN-04)



Native Range:

USA (CA, OR) - An inland iris, seldom found within sight of the ocean; locally abundant in southern Oregon and adjacent northern California; 300-2,000 meters elevation. (D. Kramb, 05-JAN-04)

Status in the Wild:


Commercial Availability:

Many of the plants labled (D. Kramb, 05-JAN-04)

Sources Cited:

Information entered on 05-JAN-04 comes from the Pacific Coast Native Iris Club website. (D. Kramb, 05-JAN-04)

Additional Comments:

Http://www.pacificcoastiris.org/ (D. Kramb, 05-JAN-04)

Where to buy it:

Fraser's Thimble Farms

Oregon Native Plant Nursery

Pacific Rim Native Plant Nursery

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