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Re: Can you identify this species?

  • Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Can you identify this species?
  • From: Robt R Pries rpries@sbcglobal.net
  • Date: Mon, 8 May 2006 08:52:51 -0700 (PDT)

This is a form of Iris sibirica, isn't it interesting
how variable this species can be?

--- Mike Unser <land_of_mu@yahoo.com> wrote:

> After my 'open garden' two years ago a very nice
> lady dropped off a
> small clump of this iris and wanted me to identify
> it. I thought it was
> a siberian, but she insists it cannot be that.
> Seeing it now I am
> inclined to agree with her. I've never seen a sib
> with purple in the
> throat before. In this pic it's about 14" high, but
> the other bloom
> stalks are up to 17" now. The flowers are dainty,
> off-white, purple in
> the throat and gold on the hafts. There are 3-4 four
> buds at the top of
> the stalk, and no branches. The foliage is very
> similar to a siberian,
> not thick and tough like a PCI. I really like it,
> and would love to put
> a name on the species - or species cross? It's
> unlike any other I grow.
> Appreciate any input!
> Will attach pics, but just in case:
> <IMG
> <IMG
> Mike 
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