With the usual caveats about ID-ing iris from pictures,
Indian Chief (Ayres 1929) is a strong contender.
The color, beard, and haft markings look right,
and it's a very strong grower - one of those
You can find a picture at this web page -
scroll down and click on the Indian Chief link:
SF bay area, zone 9
where my few remaining iris blooms
melted in yesterday's 99-degree heat
----- Original Message -----
Date: Friday, May 16, 2008 9:29 am
Subject: [iris-photos] Noid-any idea what this old one might be
> A friend donated some old culls from her bed a few years ago and we
> them on this steep rocky bank in hopes any would grow there. They
> have done
> pretty well.
> Survived better than my named varieties have done elsewhere. Any idea
> as to
> what it might be. She does not know what it is.
> Connie Eggen
> Zone 5