(LA) 'Haile Selassie'
(W. B. MacMillan
, R. 1943) LA. Color Class-B1D. Collected wild in 1935 by MacMillan. Recorded as Vinie in 49 Checklist; Class renamed Louisiana Iris.
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| From Sidney Conger Louisiana Iris catalog, 1951: HAILE SELASSIE (Coll., McMillan). One stem of Haile frequently will have three and sometimes four deep red-violet flowers open at a time. This natural hybrid was found where the Abbeville Reds meet I. foliosa. The flower form is that of the "Abbes". This iris has consistantly given forth excellent and interesting prodigy. $.75.
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