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(SPEC) Iris fernaldii R.C.Fos.

1938, R. C. Foster

Iris fernaldii Foster (Robert C. Foster, R. 1938; collected Lake Country, California); CA (Series Californicae); 8-18" (20-45 cm). Two pale primrose yellow flowers sometimes faintly purple tinged or veined; style crests oblong to spear-shaped; distinguished by it's long funnel-shaped perianth tube, which opens to a relatively wide throat at the base of the flower; bracts closed; ovary ovoid. The narrow (1/4") evergreen, dull leaves are often glaucous and stained purple-red, and exceed the length of the stems.

References: Foster in mimeo. Pamph. Gray Herb. 22 Dec. 1938; Coll. Foster-R.; (In 1939 Checklist registered as ‘Fernaldii' thought to be a form of Iris douglasiana, now given specific rank).

Iris fernaldii cultivars: 'Fernaldii'

Iris fernaldii crosses: 'Berlin Sibcal', 'Starting Calsibe'.

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