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(LA) 'Viridis'

1931, Alexander

'Viridis' (Edward Johnston Alexander, R. 1931, marshes, bayous of S. Louisiana). Vinic; Color Class-B1M; Flower stalk erect, strict: flowers slightly musk-scented: sepals 7.5-8.5 cm. long, wide-spreading, the claw suffused with pale yellowish-green, veined yellow green, the blade violet, the crest and its 2 or 3 contiguous laterals forming a lancehead of bright greenish-yellow: petals spatulate, somewhat shorter than the sepals, the claw suffused with green and green-lined, the blade much longer than the claw, of a violet ground-color, darker toward the tip: style branches greenish, the body becoming flushed pale-violet above; appendages pale-violet, lacerate-erose-toothed, lavender on the under side: anther-tips exserted: capsule ellipsoid or nearly so, 5-6.5 cm. long, slightly 6-lobed. A species with very free-flowering plants, the sepals not always spreading out full, but brilliant violet-color gives a pleasing effect; [Collected Louisiana Iris].

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Topic revision: r3 - 24 Jan 2016, BetsyHiggins
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