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Iris wattii

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

Botanical Synonyms:



Evansia, Apogon, beardless iris (D. Kramb, 08-NOV-03)

Common Names:


Chromosome Count:

2n=30 (Sean Zera, 08-DEC-13)

General Description:

Vegetative stems 0.5 to 1 meter tall, with the leaves in a terminal fan at the top; flower stalks another 0.5 to 1 meter, heavily branched with many flowers. (Sean Zera, 08-DEC-13)

Distinguishing Features:

Distinguished from Iris confusa by larger, violet flowers 7.5 to 8 cm in diameter; from other irises by tall vegetative stems. (Sean Zera, 08-DEC-13)

Preferred Habitat:

Forest edges, riverbanks. (Sean Zera, 08-DEC-13)



Native Range:

NE India, SW China, Burma. (Sean Zera, 08-DEC-13)

Status in the Wild:


Commercial Availability:


Sources Cited:

Flora of China (Sean Zera, 08-DEC-13)

Additional Comments:


Where to buy it:

Arrowhead Alpines

Durio Nursery

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