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Iris leptorhiza

Botanical Name: Iris leptorhiza (added by Sean Zera, 16-APR-11)


Botanical Synonyms:

Juno leptorhiza (Sean Zera, 16-APR-11)


Classification:

Juno, Scorpiris (Sean Zera, 16-APR-11)


Common Names:

N/A


Chromosome Count:

2n=22 (Sean Zera, 16-APR-11)


General Description:

Dwarf; narrow leaves nearly flat to the ground with no visible stem. 7-15 cm tall in flower. One flower per bulb; pale yellowish-green with maroon stripes and flush on all parts. Yellow signal with bright white crest. (Sean Zera, 16-APR-11)


Distinguishing Features:

Roots thin, wiry and not persistent during dormancy. (Sean Zera, 16-APR-11)


Preferred Habitat:

Presumably alpine slopes. (Sean Zera, 16-APR-11)


Hardiness:

Quite hardy, but flowers early and leaves may emerge in fall. (Sean Zera, 16-APR-11)


Native Range:

Pamir Mountains, Tajikistan (Sean Zera, 16-APR-11)


Status in the Wild:

N/A


Commercial Availability:

Rare (Sean Zera, 16-APR-11)


Sources Cited:

"The Iris," Brian Mathew (Sean Zera, 16-APR-11)


Additional Comments:

N/A

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