■ (SPEC) 'Albopurpurea'
(John Gilbert Baker
, 1896-E., Asia, China, Japan). Section Limniris
, Series Laevigatae
. White flecked Cerulean blue; The original plant described by Baker was mixed in with a shipment of Japanese Iris and differs only from typical Iris laevigata by its flower color which was white flecked with blue and purple. He described it as a new species but is undoubtedly only a garden form. Although it breeds true several other garden forms showing greater or less purple have been described under the name albopurpurea with additional modifiers. Van Tubergen 1916; Wallace 1916. Iris laevigata Fischer
reference Bot.Mag tab. 7511. 1896
illustrated; Van Tubergen 1916; Wallace 1916; Perry 1938; Starker 1938; Award of Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society, 1910
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