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Re: Identification help?

From: "Edmundas Kondratas" <stogutis@kaunas.omnitel.net>

it is not best way to identify iris species from flower photo. Conclusions
can be wrong. It is better to look for other signs distinnctive for that
species if you think it is. I put you description from book "The Iris" by
I.pallida Lam., subsp. pallida. (Syn. I.dalmatica Hort.) The really
distinctive feature of  this lovely bearded iris is the wholy silvery papery
appearance of the bracts, quite unlike those of any other species. It is a
tall plant with branched stems up to 1.2metres height and grey-green leaves
1-4cm wide, usually about half as tall as the stems.The two to six large,
deliciously scented flowers are about 9-11cm in diameter and are soft lilac
blue with a yellow beard."
Now you can try compare description with your plant.

Edmundas Kondratas
Kaunas, Lithuania,  zone 5.

-----Original Message-----
From: Christopher Lindsey <nospam@mallorn.com>
To: iris-photos@onelist.com <iris-photos@onelist.com>
Date: Tuesday, June 01, 1999 10:25 PM
Subject: [iris-photos] Identification help?

>I'm no expert Irisarian, so please bear with me...
>Anyhow, my parents live in an old house in the Chicago suburbs estimated
>to have been built in 1868.  Turn of the century paintings (by the guy
>across the street) show relatively established plantings of iris and
>peonies around the entire lot.
>These stands of peonies and iris still exist, but we have no idea what
>they are.  Although the peonies range in type from double to single and
>white to deep burgundy, all of the irises are like the two that I'm
>including below.  Is it just plain old Iris pallida?  I realize that
>the photographs aren't that great, but maybe someone out there can
>use the time period as an aid in the identification?
>Thanks oodles for any pointers,

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