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Iris kemaonensis

Botanical Name: Iris kemaonensis (added by Ken Walker, 07-MAY-06)

Botanical Synonyms:

Iris duthieii, Iris kingiana, Iris tigrina (Ken Walker, 07-MAY-06)


Pseudoregelia (Ken Walker, 07-MAY-06)

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General Description:

Flowers lilac-purple with darker blotches (Ken Walker, 07-MAY-06)

Distinguishing Features:

Distinguisted from I. hookeriana by thick, gnarled rhizome, short stem and long perianth tube. (Ken Walker, 07-MAY-06)

Preferred Habitat:

Alpine meadows, sun or part shade, good drainage. (Ken Walker, 07-MAY-06)



Native Range:

Himalayas. Kashmir east to Shichuan and Yunnan (Ken Walker, 07-MAY-06)

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Commercial Availability:


Sources Cited:

BIS (Ken Walker, 07-MAY-06)

Additional Comments:


Where to buy it:

Joy Creek Nursery

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