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Iris missouriensis

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


Botanical Synonyms:

Iris tolmieana (D. Kramb, 29-SEP-04)


Classification:

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


Common Names:

N/A


Chromosome Count:

2n=38 (D. Kramb, 29-SEP-04)


General Description:

24" (60cm) tall, with blue or lavender flowers veined on white ground with yellow signal (D. Kramb, 09-NOV-03)

Grows to 24" tall. Flowers are blue or lavender. Falls have a white ground, or nearly solid with a peacock's eye signal and raised mid-line ridge flanked in yellow. (D. Kramb, 29-SEP-04)


Distinguishing Features:

Leaves are thin with extremely tough fibers running from tip to base. (C. Hensler, 13-NOV-03 )


Preferred Habitat:

Poor soil at the edge of small ponds. Full sun. (C. Hensler, 13-NOV-03 )


Hardiness:

Estimated Zone 3-9 (D. Kramb, 09-NOV-03)

Can withstand quite a bit of drought and heat once established. (C. Hensler, 13-NOV-03 )


Native Range:

Western North America, Canada to Mexico (D. Kramb, 09-NOV-03)


Status in the Wild:

N/A


Commercial Availability:

Specialty (C. Hensler, 13-NOV-03 )


Sources Cited:

SIGNA seed exchange, The Rock Garden (C. Hensler, 13-NOV-03 )

Info entered on 29-SEP-04 comes from the SIGNA Checklist of Iris Species. (D. Kramb, 29-SEP-04)


Additional Comments:

N/A

Where to buy it:


Durio Nursery
www.durionursery.biz



Fraser's Thimble Farms
www.thimblefarms.com



Pacific Rim Native Plant Nursery
www.hillkeep.ca

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