■ (SPEC) Iris serotina
1860, Willkomm & Lange
Iris serotina Willk
( Moritz Willkomm
and Johan Lange
, 1860, Southeastern Spain, and the middle Atlas and Rif Mountains of Northern Africa); Subgenus Xiphium
; 16-24" (40-60 cm); Flowering in August; Flowers violet-blue; in Willk. et Lange, Prod. Fl. Hispaniae. 1: 141, 1860;
| Willk. et Lange, Prod. Fl. Hispaniae. 1: 141, 1860;
| Maire, R. (1959 publ. 1960). Flore de l'Afrique du Nord 6: 1-397. Paul Lechevalier, Paris
| Dobignard, D. & Chatelain, C. (2010). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 1: 1-455. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
| Curtis's Botanical Magazine pl. 733, 14 Aug. 1974, illustrated in color.
| Tutin, T.G. & al. (eds.) (1980).
| Flora Europaea 5: 1-452. Cambridge University Press.
| Innes, C. (1985). The World of Iridaceae: 1-407. Holly Gare International Ltd., Ashington.
Distribution and Cultivation
| Distribution: Region: Spain, Northern Morocco
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-- Main.RPries - 2010-02-04
I've been growing Iris serotina from seeds collected in Spain in 2009. I have the first bloom today.(June,2016) The BIS Guide to Species Iris says it is supposed to bloom in August; I guess mine are impatient. This relative of the Dutch iris has some interesting features. It has reduces standards similar to Iris setosa. In addition, the leaves wither by bloom time; only the stem and spathes are still green. Photos attached.
Concord, CA USA
USDA Zone 9