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Iris scariosa

Botanical Name: Iris scariosa (added by D. Kramb, 30-NOV-03)

Botanical Synonyms:

Iris astrachanica (D. Kramb, 30-NOV-03)


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

Common Names:


Chromosome Count:

2n=40 (D. Kramb, 05-SEP-04)

2n=24 (D. Kramb, 02-OCT-04)

General Description:

Flower color ranges from yellow to red-violet on stems up to 8 inches tall. (D. Kramb, 05-SEP-04)

Grows 4" to 8" tall. Flowers are red-violet, white, yellow, blue, purple, or violet, with beards yellow, white, and blue. (D. Kramb, 02-OCT-04)

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Native Range:

Occupies an area near the Volga River which flows into the Caspian Sea (D. Kramb, 05-SEP-04)

Russia, Ural Mountains to Tien Shan. (D. Kramb, 02-OCT-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)

Info entered on 02-OCT-04 comes from the SIGNA Checklist of Iris Species. (D. Kramb, 02-OCT-04)

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