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Re: Cult: Alien invaders vs natives

>	Getting to my question. Are there any native irises that I should
>growing? Things that are in trouble ? If so what are the best safe sources?
>[Not stuff stolen from natural growing areas]  I'm most interested in
>something that would be native for the great lakes area. I figure there are
>enough aliens in my garden and a little space given over to natives won't
>kill me.

There's a great website that can answer most of your questions:  North
American Native Irises (or NANI for short).

Some species I'd recommend include:  I. versicolor, I. cristata, I. fulva,
and I. setosa.  Those are all easily obtainable from mail order nurseries
and are relatively easy to grow.

Dennis Kramb; dkramb@badbear.com
Cincinnati, Ohio USA; USDA Zone 6

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