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Iris spuria subsp. spuria

Botanical Name: Iris spuria subsp. spuria (added by Peter Bohnert, 04-OCT-09)

Botanical Synonyms:

Iris spuria (Linne), Iris spathulata (Lamarck), Iris dierinckii (Baker) (Peter Bohnert, 04-OCT-09)


Spuria (Peter Bohnert, 04-OCT-09)

Common Names:


Chromosome Count:

2n=22, 38 (Peter Bohnert, 04-OCT-09)

General Description:

Leaves less than 25mm wide, glaucous, green, nearly as long as stem. Stem is up to 0,5 m, 2- 4 Flowers. Flowers have orbicular, elliptic blades, light-medium violet-blue with darker veins. Pale yellow or white area at base with sometimes a yellow steak. Hafts longer than blades, violet with yellow feathering. Standards about as long as falls, medium violet. Styles are narrow. (Peter Bohnert, 04-OCT-09)

Distinguishing Features:

Flowering May-June (Peter Bohnert, 04-OCT-09)

Preferred Habitat:

Sunny, not too dry meadows, plenty of moisture in the growing periode (Peter Bohnert, 04-OCT-09)



Native Range:

Sweden, Denmark (Saltholm, var. danica), Germany, Austria, Hungary, Czechia, England (Peter Bohnert, 04-OCT-09)

Status in the Wild:

Extincted in England, only 2 habitats in Germany, rare and declining everywhere. (Peter Bohnert, 04-OCT-09)

Commercial Availability:


Sources Cited:

"A Guide to Species Irises" by The Species Group of the Bitish Iris Society (Peter Bohnert, 04-OCT-09)

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