■ (SPEC) 'Lesser Goldfinch'
( Lowell Baumunk
, R. 2003) Seedling #B3A SPEC (pumila), 5" (13 cm). Early bloom. Standards and style arms medium yellow; falls deep yellow, small purple brown spot below beard; beards light yellow blending to deep bright yellow in throat. Seed from British Iris Society seed exchange; seed collected near Stavropol, Northern Caucasus. Iris Colorado 2003.
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| From AIS Bulletin #328 January 2003 Introducing LESSER GOLDFINCH Species (lris pumiIa). Seedling B3A. Very early. 5". Provides a cheerful welcome to the bearded iris bloom season. The brightest yellow of any pumila we have grown. Strong and vigorous. Named for the delightful tiny lesser goldfinches that grace our bird feeders in the summer. From B.I.S. seed lot 18 (1997-98) collected near Stavropol, Northern Caucasus by "PK" (Russia). $15 postpaid. Iris Colorado.
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