(SPEC) Iris tyriana Small aka 'Tyriana'
(John Kunkel Small
, R. 1931). Vinicolores Section; R; Red.
Small describes as "Flower-stalk erect, strict and rigid: sepals [falls] recurved-spreading, within, the claw pale orange-cream veined brown, the blade rich violet-purple, flushed around the crest zone pale, dull reddish purple, the crest greenish-yellow, solitary, with the brown veinings of the claw extending up and radiating into the crest zone; without dull slaty-violet, crest and claw overlain pale creamy-green: petals [standards] a slightly more bluish cast of purple than the sepal, flushed orange-cream on the claw wings and near the base, outside a midband of greenish-white: style-branches light red-violet, pale yellow-green at base, keel purplish-pink, the wings pale-salmon, flushed reddish near apex; appendages dull red-violet, flushed pinkish-purple near base, sharply lacerate toothed: anther-tips included." (Not published until 1933 in Manual of the Southwestern Flora). [A collected Louisiana Iris].
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