OGB- ( Clarence G. White
, R. 1941). Seedling # N/A. AB, TMB, tall. Early bloom. Dark purple blend with brownish edging. 1941. Honorable Mention 1943, Award of Merit 1945.
Also listed in TB web: 'Sheriffa'
| From The Court Of Iris catalog, 1955: SHERIFFA (White '42) E 36" (Onco, Regelia and Tall Bearded). A most distinctive Iris whose metallic finish is an eye-catcher. The flowers are of an iridescent purple with a strange cast of blue. It is hardy and increases well. We have occasionally had it set seed. Very satisfactory. $.50. H.M. '43, A.M.'45
| From Marble Iris Garden catalog, 1958: SHERIFFA (White 1942). M. 36 in. Metallic violet blossoms with a blaze of blue on the falls. The petals are darker around the edges and burnished with a metallic: lighter shade in the center. This beautiful Iris is an Onco-bred and very iridescent. A lovely cut flower. Each $ 1.00: 3 for $2.50
| From Supplement To The Comprehensive Checklist of Aril and Arilbred Iris by Sharon McAllister, April 2000: SHERIFFA AB (Clarence G. White, R. 1941). Sdlg # NIA. TMB, tall, E. Parentage unknown. AIS Color Class: S5D (squalens with yellow feathering). '76 CL: Dark purple blend with brownish edging. 1941. Court of Iris: "Iridescent flowers have a strange cast of blue". Rainbow: "deep blue ground color, flushed and veined in dark red., and radiating an electric iridescence. Beard brown, tipped bright blue." 1941. Notes: Counted as having 47 chromosomes and classified by the '76 committee as a quantum-system OGB, but there's not enough information to determine whether it's an RB- or OGB- in the chromosome-set. Ref:AIS '49, p. 218; ASI '76, p. 76; ASI '78 YB.
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