■ (SPEC) Iris timofejewii Woronoff
1928, botanical author Woronoff
Iris timofejewii Woronow.
, 1928, Daghestan); Section Iris
. DB; Height 4-10" (10-25 cm); deep reddish violet flowers, beard white with purple tip.
| Woronow, Bot. Mater. Gerb. Glavn. Bot. Sada R.S.F.S.R. 5: 62 (1924).
| Komarov, V.L. (ed.) (1935). Flora SSSR 4: 1-586. Izdatel'stov Akademii Nauk SSSR, Leningrad.
| Alexeyeva, N. (2008). Genus Iris L. (Iridaceae) in the Russia. Turczaninowia 11(2): 5-68.
| 1939 Checklist states probably a form of Iris scariosa. Registered as a cultivar TIMOFEJEWII.
| 1970 The Eupogon Iris Species In Cultivation timofejewii Woronov, Not. Syst. Herb. Petrop. 5: 62, 1924. (1) Rod. BIS 1967: 99. MIS 5: 25, 8: 72. Hort. Class: MDB, 2n=24. Rand. (3A): "l.. timofejewii was found to have as sharply distinct a karyotype as it does a phenotype; it should therefore prove a source of valuable riew genes to use in producing new sorts of dwarf hybrids." Russian friend to EB: "Iris timofejewii is the rarest species from N. Caucasus.This species loves a loamy rock slope with calcium. Its stem usually has two violet-purple flowers." Blazek: plants sent by Dr Rodionenko, USSR, from BG Leningrad. Blazek says that the plants in Rodionenko's herbarium had curious thick roots resembling those of the oncocyclus, but that plants in the garden were less conspicuous in this respect.Cook: plant from PC, described in Hobbs' Garden by NC: "7 in high, cupped and closed S of dark blue or light violet with a greenish brown base. Tucked F violet or dark blue. Haft marks gently faded out. Style arms and crests light violet,. beard white tinged light blue, long leaves partly falcate, 2 buds. A larger and bluer type than in MIS 5: 25. "Randolph R-13D: NC: "The styles and crests protrude out from the standards in a way similar to the aril species I. susiana. Its most unusual feature is its sickle-shaped foliage, a grayish blue-green. Each leaf has a narrow edging of grayish white. One spathe sharply keeled; the other scarious-papery. "ERo: "Wine-purple self, narrow at haft, very few haftmarks, lavender beard, blue-green foliage, falcate early in season, straight later, very stiff and wiry, narrow. Standards partly open, semi-flaring falls, 2-in stem, 5 in to tips of S, 2 buds, one spathe keeled, one scarious-papery, fertile pollen forming pods on both diploids and tetraploids."Randolph R-14: Rod., 11 Long skinny look, but also· bicolor buff standards, and falls with some orchid.
| Mathew treats as a species related to Iris suaveolens.
| Czerepanov, S.K. (1995). Vascular Plants of Russia and Adjacent States (The Former USSR): 1-516. Cambridge University Press.
| Takhtajan, A.L. (ed.) (2006). Conspectus Florae Caucasi 2: 1-466. Editio Universitatis Petropolitanae.
Iris timofejewii crosses
'Metcalfiana', 'Missouliensis', 'Paltime', 'Sherman', 'Spring Thing', 'Timpala', 'Triplicity'
Distribution and Cultivation
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