| Dykes, The Genus Iris, 1913Description.Rootstock, a compact, stout rhizome.Leaves, short in comparison with the stem, 12-14 in. by 1 3/4 at the widest point which is about the middle, glaucous.Stem, about 20--24 in., bearing a terminal head of two flowers and four lateral branches, the lowest 3 1/2 in. long and the uppermost very short.Spathe valves, pale-green, scarious in the upper 1/2 or 1/3, 1 1/2 in. long.Pedicel, none.Ovary, trigonal, with concave sides.Tube, 1 in. long, green, becoming broader above.Falls, obovate cuneate ; the ground of the haft is white, coarsely veined with yellow-brown. The blade is of a light blue purple, suffused with a redder shade just beyond the end of the beard, which consists of white hairs tipped with orange. 3 1/2 in. by 1 3/4 in.Standards, obovate unguiculate with a short, channelled haft spotted with red-brown on white. The blade is of a pale lavender blue and the sides are much reflexed laterally. Styles, broad, almost white, slightly shaded with blue-purple along the keel. Crests, large, triangular, revolute with serrate edge.Stigma, entire.Filaments, anthers and pollen, all cream-coloured.Capsule, 2 1/2 in. long, trigonal with slightly hollow sides, and grooved at the angles. The walls are very thick. Seeds, large, pyriform, dark brown, wrinkled.Observati'onsI owe the specimen of this plant, which has flowered with me and produced seed, to the kindness of a friend in the south of France, an enthusiastic and successful grower of Irises. He was fortunate enough to obtain a plant from Messrs Haage and Schmidt of Erfurt, who received it from Herr Siehe when the latter rediscovered it in its original habitat. I am informed that later importations have not turned out to be the true plant but varieties of I . cypriana or of I . mesopotamua. This accounts for the fact that when Foster received specimens he recognised their specific identity with his I. cypriana and owing to the priority in publication of the name of I. Junonia proposed to change the name of I. cypriana to I. Junonia var. cypriana (see p. 177 and Gard. Chron. 1905, July 1st).The true plant is very handsome and quite distinct. It seems to be hardier than some of the forms of I. cypriana, whose leaves attain some length before the winter. The foliage of I. Junonia somewhat resembles that of I. pallida and dies away almost entirely in the autumn. It has done well with me in a fairly sheltered position in clay soil lightened and enriched with leaf mold. It comes into flower at the end of May and is distinguished by the tall stem with its many branching heads and strikingly short foliage.