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■ (Spec) 'Acuta'

(SPEC) Iris acuta 1813, Wildenow

'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.]. See below:

iconesfloraegerm Iris acuta.jpg

References:

Reichenbach Pl. Crit. 10: table 913. 1832 (SPEC) Iris acuta
Listed in the following catalogs: Tougard 1839; Wood-W. 1854; Krelage 1876
Bonnewitz 1920; Homestead 1938
Also in these catalogs: Macoun 1908;
Farr 1912;

Observations:

Although probably only a synonym of sibirica, If you encounter Irises under this name please record your observations so that it can be decided whether this deserves to be a proper cultivar. Please help us record more characteristics of this Iris by adding comments in the Comment Box below; Note your location and date; Often characters such as height, flower size, purple based foliage, etc. are affected by climate and weather.
 

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Topic revision: r7 - 13 Nov 2016, BobPries
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