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Iris lazica

Botanical Name: Iris lazica (added by D. Kramb, 09-NOV-03)

Botanical Synonyms:



Unguiculares (D. Kramb, 09-NOV-03)

Common Names:

Mor zambak (local name in Giresun, Turkey) (Anonymous, 25-MAR-08)

Chromosome Count:

2n=32 according to the SIGNA Checklist of Iris Species (D. Kramb, 25-SEP-04)

General Description:

6"-10" (15-25cm) tall, with violet-blue flowers with yellow median stripe on the falls (D. Kramb, 09-NOV-03)

Purplish blue with yellow dotted stripes on the base of petals (Anonymous, 25-MAR-08)

Distinguishing Features:

Evergreen leaves, 10-20 cm long and 1-2 cm width in general (Anonymous, 25-MAR-08)

Preferred Habitat:

Wet but well drained places, asidic humid soil, on the hillside of gorges of the streams (Anonymous, 25-MAR-08)


Resistant to winter and also high temperatures (Anonymous, 25-MAR-08)

Native Range:

Black Sea, southwestern Caucasia (D. Kramb, 09-NOV-03)

Giresun, Ordu, Trabzon, Rize and Artvin provinces located in Black Sea Region of Turkey. (Anonymous, 25-MAR-08)

Status in the Wild:

On sunny hillskirts. The habitat consists of vaccinium myrtillus, rodendrons, bracken ferns, rhamnus and chestnusts in additon to many herbs such as wild strawberries, salvia sp. (Anonymous, 25-MAR-08)

Commercial Availability:

Specialty (D. Kramb, 09-NOV-03)

Wild (Anonymous, 25-MAR-08)

Sources Cited:

Zeynel Cebeci, personal notes (Anonymous, 25-MAR-08)

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