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Hybridizer Dr. Lee Lenz (1915-2019)

Claremont, California, USA

Also see scientist Lee Lenz.

FOSTER PLAQUE TO LENZ: We have learned that Dr. Lee W. Lenz has been awarded the Foster Memorial Plaque for 1969 by the British Iris Society. Dr. Lenz, a former member of the Board of Directors of the American Iris Soc:ety, and for a number of years chairman of the Scientific Committee, has done superlative research, especially with the California natives and with spurias. His reputation in research is international, and made him a very logical choice for this very high honor. [AIS Bulletin #196(January 1970): 17]

For more on his career, see:
(2020) "Remembering Lee W. Lenz (1915–2019)," Aliso: A Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Botany:
Vol. 37: Iss. 1, Article 3.
Available at:


Pacific Coast Native: 'Alma Abell', 'Claremont Big Sky', 'Claremont Bluebird', 'Claremont Blue Jay', 'Claremont Dark Violet', 'Claremont Indian', 'Claremont Royal Purple', 'Claremont Sierra Blue', 'Claremont Springtime', 'Claremont Trailblazer', 'Grubstake', 'Mesa Queen', 'Pacific Splendor'. 'Pride of Claremont', 'Ripple Rock'. 'Rock Dove', 'Santa Ana', 'Santa Anita', 'Santa Paula', 'Selma Sunlight', 'Sierra Sapphire', 'Sierra Sapphire Third', 'Tulare Skies',

Species: 'Klamathensis',

Species Hybrid: 'Ariel-tec', 'Royal Californian'.

-- BobPries - 2012-05-18
Topic revision: r6 - 20 Dec 2021, BrewItt
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