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Iris tigridia

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

Botanical Synonyms:



Pseudoregelia (D. Kramb, 10-OCT-04)

Common Names:


Chromosome Count:

2n=22 (D. Kramb, 10-OCT-04)

General Description:

Grows 4" to 6" tall with flowers in lavender to blue, mottled purple. Beards are white, tipped yellow. (D. Kramb, 10-OCT-04)

Distinguishing Features:

One of the first bearded iris species to bloom in spring. (D. Kramb, 16-SEP-05)

Preferred Habitat:




Native Range:

Mongolia, northwestern China, and adjacent Russian Asia (D. Kramb, 10-OCT-04)

Status in the Wild:


Commercial Availability:


Sources Cited:

Info entered on 10-OCT-04 comes from the SIGNA Checklist of Iris Species. (D. Kramb, 10-OCT-04)

Additional Comments:

Another variety called Iris tigridia var. fortis comes from China: Jilin, Inner Mongolia, and Shanxi, grows 4" to 8" with violet flowers. (D. Kramb, 10-OCT-04)

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