(SPEC) Iris siberica Linné
Iris siberica Linné
synonyms: Iris praestans
angustifolia Gilberti; Iris stricta
Moench; Iris maritima
atracoerulea Lynch; Iris
erirhiza Pospichal; Iris acuta
Willdenow; Iris trigonocarpa
A. Br.; Iris
As one would assume, due to the many synonyms for Iris siberica
, it has a very wide and varied distribution. It is found from northern Europe in the East to Siberia in the West and into parts of Asia. Similar to I. sanguinea
, it is distinguished by having dried bud bracts at bloom time, generally 3-5 blossoms, narrower falls and an inflorescence longer than the leaves. The seed capsule is rounder and not more than twice as long as wide. Height varies between 24"/60 cm and 48"/120 cm. Chromosome count 2n=28. Flowers are mid to mid-dark blue with a white signal veined in blue. The throat is gold-yellow, also veined in dark blue. Standards are upright, falls are narrow at the hafts widening to a spatulate and pendant end.
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- Linneus name is Iris sibirica!!!! Please! indeed we say Siberian irises but in Latin it is sibirica! L.Komarnicki -- LechKomarnicki - 2013-11-18