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Iris perrieri

Botanical Name: Iris perrieri (added by Tom Silvers, 29-APR-04)

Botanical Synonyms:

Iris aphylla (Tom Silvers, 29-APR-04)


Eupogon (Tom Silvers, 29-APR-04)

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Chromosome Count:

2n=24 (D. Kramb, 05-SEP-04)

General Description:

This is a daintily proportioned plant with a slender stem, branched above the middle (rather than from the base, as in I. aphylla), about 12 inches tall, with violet flowers and green swathe valves. The leaves are ridged to the point of corrugation. (D. Kramb, 05-SEP-04)

Distinguishing Features:

Distinguished from Iris aphylla by the location of the branching (see above). (D. Kramb, 05-SEP-04)

Preferred Habitat:

Well drained (D. Kramb, 05-SEP-04)


May not do well in areas with wet summers. (D. Kramb, 05-SEP-04)

Native Range:

France (Tom Silvers, 29-APR-04)

Narrowly endemic to steep mountainsides in the Savoy Alps in southern France, at about 4800 feet. (D. Kramb, 05-SEP-04)

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Sources Cited:

Info entered on 05-SEP-04 comes from the fall 1998 SIGNA bulletin #61, page 3149. (D. Kramb, 05-SEP-04)

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