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Iris junonia

Botanical Name: Iris junonia (added by Ken Walker, 23-NOV-03)

Botanical Synonyms:



Eupogon (Ken Walker, 23-NOV-03)

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Chromosome Count:

2n=48 as reported on material from the first half of the 20th century. (D. Kramb, 05-SEP-04)

Tetraploid? if so then should be 4n=48 (D. Kramb, 25-SEP-04)

The notation for tetraploids is 2n = 4x =48, so 2n = 48 is just fine (Tom Waters, 23-NOV-14)

General Description:

20-26 inches (50-65 cm) tall, with white, pale cream, deep yellow, pale blue, or purple flowers (Ken Walker, 23-NOV-03)

As it is defined today, I. junonia appears to differ from the tall well-branched plant described by Dykes. The present material is shorter, to about 14 inches tall, with two or more very short branches. Photos show a somewhat chunky flower on a rather stiff stem, risign barely above the wide, glaucous foliage. Flower color varies from yellow to white, and pale blue to fairly deep blue-violet. (D. Kramb, 05-SEP-04)

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Native Range:

Southern central Turkey, endemic in Cilician Taurus (Ken Walker, 23-NOV-03)

From the Cilician Mountains of south central Turkey (D. Kramb, 05-SEP-04)

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Sources Cited:

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

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