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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.

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References:

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

Iris fernaldii cultivars: 'Fernaldii' a name="Hybrids">----

Hybrids

Iris fernaldii crosses: 'Berlin Sibcal', 'Starting Calsibe'. a name="Distribution">----

Distribution and Cultivation

Distribution: The distribution of the species gives clues as to its cultural requirements, although plants in cultivation can often tolerate a wider range of variables:
The species is found in the following region:

Bonap's North American Plant Atlas shows the following map reproduced by permission of Kartesz, J.T., The Biota of North America Program (BONAP). 2015. Taxonomic Data Center. (http://www.bonap.net/tdc). Chapel Hill, N.C. [maps generated from Kartesz, J.T. 2015. Floristic Synthesis of North America, Version 1.0. Biota of North America Program (BONAP). (in press)]
Cultivation;
Prefers moist soil, but can be grown in good garden soil, well-drained and flourishes in full sun to part shade.

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-- Main.RPries - 2009-11-25
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Ifernaldii01.jpgjpg Ifernaldii01.jpg manage 74 K 22 Sep 2014 - 01:21 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the John Weiler slide collection
Iris_fernaldii-10a.jpgjpg Iris_fernaldii-10a.jpg manage 80 K 08 Jun 2011 - 19:58 Main.ksayce Iris_fernaldii
Iris_fernaldii-11a.jpgjpg Iris_fernaldii-11a.jpg manage 81 K 08 Jun 2011 - 19:59 Main.ksayce Iris_fernaldii
Iris_fernaldii-6a.jpgjpg Iris_fernaldii-6a.jpg manage 78 K 08 Jun 2011 - 19:57 Main.ksayce Iris_fernaldii
Iris_fernaldii-8a.jpgjpg Iris_fernaldii-8a.jpg manage 80 K 08 Jun 2011 - 19:58 Main.ksayce Iris_fernaldii
Iris_fernaldii-9a.jpgjpg Iris_fernaldii-9a.jpg manage 81 K 08 Jun 2011 - 19:58 Main.ksayce Iris_fernaldii
Irisfernaldii01.jpgjpg Irisfernaldii01.jpg manage 76 K 18 Sep 2014 - 19:54 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Adele and Lewis Lawyer slide collection
Irisfernaldii02.jpgjpg Irisfernaldii02.jpg manage 57 K 18 Sep 2014 - 19:55 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Adele and Lewis Lawyer slide collection
Irisfernaldii03.jpgjpg Irisfernaldii03.jpg manage 55 K 18 Sep 2014 - 19:57 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Adele and Lewis Lawyer slide collection
Topic revision: r10 - 27 Mar 2022, TLaurin
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