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Iris hookeri

Botanical Name: Iris hookeri (added by D. Kramb, 05-DEC-03)

Botanical Synonyms:

Iris setosa var. canadensis (D. Kramb, 05-DEC-03)


Apogon, Tripetalae (D. Kramb, 05-DEC-03)

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General Description:

Flowering stems grow to 10" to 20" tall. Flowers are lavender blue. (D. Kramb, 21-SEP-04)

Bloom stalks can be branched or unbranched. (D. Kramb, 07-AUG-05)

Distinguishing Features:


Preferred Habitat:

Crevices in rock near the ocean, where it subsists mostly on sea spray and fog. Found as close as 30 or 40 feet above the high water line within the zone where storms must occasionally splash salt water. (D. Kramb, 07-AUG-05)



Native Range:

Labrador to Nova Scotia and Maine (Canada and USA) (D. Kramb, 21-SEP-04)

Status in the Wild:


Commercial Availability:

Specialty, sometimes available in the annual SIGNA Seed Exchange. (D. Kramb, 21-SEP-04)

Sources Cited:

Info entered on 21-SEP-04 comes from the SIGNA Checklist of Iris Species. (D. Kramb, 21-SEP-04)

Info entered on 07-AUG-05 comes from a posting on the Iris-Species mailing list on Yahoogroups, as posted by K. Walkup. (D. Kramb, 07-AUG-05)

Additional Comments:


Where to buy it:

Gardens North

Siskiyou Rare Plant Nursery

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