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Moraea huttonii

Botanical Name: Moraea huttonii (added by Sean Zera, 24-MAY-10)

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General Description:

Tall, linear evergreen leaves; small, bright yellow iris flowers with brown signals. Blooms in spring (~October in native habitat). (Sean Zera, 24-MAY-10)

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Preferred Habitat:

High-altitude grassland near water. (Sean Zera, 24-MAY-10)


At least zone 6; easily tolerates the ground freezing solid. (Sean Zera, 24-MAY-10)

Native Range:

South Africa (Sean Zera, 24-MAY-10)

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The leaves will burn to the ground in very cold weather but will regrow in spring. (Sean Zera, 24-MAY-10)

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