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(Spec) 'Ellen Wilmott'

1989, RHS

'Ellen Willmott' (Originator unknown, ). Series Scorpiris (Juno, bucharica). "Stems c. 200 mm. Leaves distichous, with broad sheathing, overlaping bases, green above, recurved in upper half and with a distinct white margin, hairless. All but the lowest leaves with a flower borne in the axil. Flowers c. 50 mm wide; falls oblong, plus or minus erect, but reflexed just above the midpoint, 44 x 14 mm, white, the midvein raised as a wing(crest) and strongly tinged greenish yellow (RHS 6A) on reflexed part of fall and with dull bluish green markings on either side excpt at extreme tip; standards patent, 17 mm long, abruptly acuminate, entire, white, styles more or less erect, inflexed at tip, 40 x 14 mm, bilobed at apex, white Russian Tadjikistan and North-east Afghanistan."-as described in the proceedings of the Royal Horticultural Society because it received an Award of Merit given by the Joint Rock Garden Committee at the March 18th , 1989 show. Perhaps one of the sources of confusion, in which some white bucharicas are misidentified as Iris willmottiana. [ Iris bucharica Foster].

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