■ (SPEC) Iris bicapitata Collas.
Iris bicapitata Colas.
(Professor Maretta Colasante
, 1989, Gargano Peninsula, Italy); 12-16+", (30-40+ cm); Flowers variously colored; Nigel Service (1996) reports "Yellow from bright to pale, white, near white of a green, blued or yellowed sort, purple, violet, pale blue, blue-veined falls and white standards, classic variegata, pale yellow flecked greenish." Beards are blue or white but tipped yellow and turning yellow towards haft. Named bicapitata for its 2-flowered stem, but it flowers only once each year;
| Originally described as Iris biflora Petagna from Gargano Italy in 1787 in Institutiones Botanicae (NA) 87.
| Colasante in Giornale Botanico Italiano vol. 123, Suppl 1, page. 112;
| The 1996 Iris Year Book; p.73-76, illustrated in color.
2n=40 (Colasante 1996).
Distribution & Cultivation
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