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Iris stenophylla

Botanical Name: Iris stenophylla (added by J. McGary, 28-APR-04)

Botanical Synonyms:

I. tauri Siehe, I. heldreichii Siehe (J. McGary, 28-APR-04)


Scorpiris (J. McGary, 28-APR-04)

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General Description:

3" (7.5 cm) tall, violet flowers (J. McGary, 28-APR-04)

Distinguishing Features:

Summer dormant, flowers very early (J. McGary, 28-APR-04)

Preferred Habitat:

Rocky slopes, alpine meadows near snow (J. McGary, 28-APR-04)


Probably Zone 5-8 (J. McGary, 28-APR-04)

Native Range:

Cilician Taurus Mts, southern Turkey (J. McGary, 28-APR-04)

Status in the Wild:


Commercial Availability:

Rare; seed sometimes available from Archbalds at jjaseeds.com (J. McGary, 28-APR-04)

Sources Cited:

Mathew 1981 (J. McGary, 28-APR-04)

Additional Comments:

Plant shown grown from seed. (J. McGary, 28-APR-04)

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