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(LA) 'Violilutea'

1931, Alexander

'Violilutea' (Edward Johnston Alexander, R. 1931). Vinic; 42" (105 cm); Coloor Class-S1M; A pretty soft violet with bright yellow crest; large flowers. Described by Alexander as "Flower stalk erect and strict: sepals 7.5-9.5 cm long, recurved-spreading, the claw whitish-green, veined yellow-green, the blade of a dull-violet ground-color, the crest yellow or orange-yellow, with 1 well developed lateral and 2 or 3 more rudimentary ones forming a radial-based triangular blotch; petals spatulate, much shorter than the sepals, the claw suffused with green and lined with red-violet at the base, the blade dull-violet and darker veined, except the red-violet midvein and flush at the base: style-branches greenish, faintly flushed dull-lavender on the upper portion; appendages pale reddish-lavender, flushed greenish above and beneath, shallowly but finely lacerate-toothed: anther-tips included: capsule long-ellipsoid, 6.5-8 cm long, shallowly 6-lobed."-Small. [Collected Louisiana Iris]

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