■ (Spec) 'Acuta'
(Karl Ludwig Willdenow
, 1813, Europe & Asia). D-Sib; 12" (30 cm); Soft, medium blue, with prominent white center and blue veins; Enum. Hort. Berol. Supp;. 4. 1813; Illustrated in color in Reichb. Pl. Crit. 120: table 913, 1832; Tougard 1839; Synonyms; Iris acuta Reichenbach, I. acuta Willdenow
, sibirica acuta. Iris sibirica L.
| Reichenbach Pl. Crit. 10: table 913. 1832
| Listed in the following catalogs: Tougard 1839; Wood-W. 1854; Krelage 1876
| Bonnewitz 1920; Homestead 1938, Walter Marx 1955
| Also in these catalogs: Macoun 1908;
| Farr 1912;
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