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Iris suaveolens

Botanical Name: Iris suaveolens (added by D. Kramb, 08-NOV-03)

Botanical Synonyms:

Iris glockiana, I. mellita, I. rubromarginata (D. Kramb, 02-OCT-04)


Eupogon, Dwarf bearded iris (MDB) (D. Kramb, 02-OCT-04)

Common Names:


Chromosome Count:

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

General Description:

Grows 3" to 6" tall with either yellow or purple or purple-brown flowers. Beards are yellow or bluish. (D. Kramb, 02-OCT-04)

Distinguishing Features:

Falcate foliage, sharply keeled bracts; the form "rubromarginata" has reddish purple edging on the leaves (Tom Waters, 18-DEC-10)

Preferred Habitat:




Native Range:

Balkans to northwestern Turkey (D. Kramb, 02-OCT-04)

Status in the Wild:


Commercial Availability:


Sources Cited:

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

The Iris (Brian Mathew) (Tom Waters, 18-DEC-10)

Additional Comments:


Where to buy it:

Arrowhead Alpines

Paul Christian Rare Plants UK

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