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Iris purpureobractea

Botanical Name: Iris purpureobractea (added by D. Kramb, 05-SEP-04)

Botanical Synonyms:



Eupogon (D. Kramb, 05-SEP-04)

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Chromosome Count:

2n = 4x = 48 (Tom Waters, 23-NOV-14)

General Description:

Comes in straw yellow, ice-blue, or tan. Generally has good branching and grows to about 20 inches. (D. Kramb, 05-SEP-04)

Distinguishing Features:

Its name comes from the heavily purple stained spathes, which look especially striking with the ice-blue form. (D. Kramb, 05-SEP-04)

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Native Range:

Western & southwestern Turkey (D. Kramb, 05-SEP-04)

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Commercial Availability:


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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