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Iris reticulata

Botanical Name: Iris reticulata (added by D. Kramb, 10-NOV-03)

Botanical Synonyms:



Hermodactyloides, Reticulata (D. Kramb, 10-NOV-03)

Common Names:

Reticulata iris (D. Kramb, 10-NOV-03)

Chromosome Count:

2n=20 (D. Kramb, 30-SEP-04)

General Description:

3"-6" (7-14cm) tall, with blue, violet, or purple flowers (D. Kramb, 10-NOV-03)

Distinguishing Features:


Preferred Habitat:

Sunny, rocky, well drained soils (D. Kramb, 10-NOV-03)


Estimated Zone 2-9 (D. Kramb, 10-NOV-03)

Native Range:

Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Caucasus, Transcaucasus (D. Kramb, 10-NOV-03)

Turkey, Iran, Iraq, former USSR, Caucasus, Transcaucasus (D. Kramb, 30-SEP-04)

Status in the Wild:


Commercial Availability:

Common (D. Kramb, 10-NOV-03 )

Sources Cited:

Info entered on 30-SEP-04 comes from the SIGNA Checklist of Iris Species. (D. Kramb, 30-SEP-04)

Additional Comments:


Where to buy it:

Brent and Becky's Bulbs

Lithuanian Rare Bulb Garden

Paul Christian Rare Plants UK

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