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Iris maackii

Botanical Name: Iris maackii (added by Ken Walker, 16-MAY-09)

Botanical Synonyms:

Iris pseudacorus var. maackii (Ken Walker, 21-JUL-16)


Laevigatae (Ken Walker, 16-MAY-09)

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General Description:

A yellow flag iris (Ken Walker, 16-MAY-09)

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Preferred Habitat:

Damp areas near bodies of water (Ken Walker, 16-MAY-09)



Native Range:

Northeastern China into Russia (Ken Walker, 16-MAY-09)

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Commercial Availability:


Sources Cited:

SIGNA checklists; Iris of China (Ken Walker, 16-MAY-09)

Additional Comments:


Where to buy it:

Due to its aggressive nature, SIGNA recommends that North American gardeners avoid planting Iris pseudacorus where its seeds can escape into waterways, but it's fine for ordinary garden planting in those states & provinces where it's legal.

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