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■ (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;

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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.

Ken Walker Concord, CA USA USDA Zone 9

-- BobPries - 2016-07-07
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Iris-serotina-11.jpgjpg Iris-serotina-11.jpg manage 132 K 21 Jan 2015 - 13:02 BobPries Rafael Diez Dominguez photo
Iris-serotina-21.jpgjpg Iris-serotina-21.jpg manage 210 K 21 Jan 2015 - 13:03 BobPries Rafael Diez Dominguez photo
Iris-serotina-31.jpgjpg Iris-serotina-31.jpg manage 211 K 21 Jan 2015 - 13:03 BobPries Rafael Diez Dominguez photo
Iris-serotina-41.jpgjpg Iris-serotina-41.jpg manage 189 K 21 Jan 2015 - 13:04 BobPries Rafael Diez Dominguez photo
Iris-serotina-51.jpgjpg Iris-serotina-51.jpg manage 220 K 21 Jan 2015 - 13:04 BobPries Rafael Diez Dominguez photo
Iris_serotina_1_(1).jpgjpg Iris_serotina_1_(1).jpg manage 124 K 07 Jul 2016 - 12:43 BobPries Ken Walker photo
Iris_serotina_2.jpgjpg Iris_serotina_2.jpg manage 99 K 07 Jul 2016 - 12:44 BobPries Ken Walker photo
Iris_serotina_3_(1).jpgjpg Iris_serotina_3_(1).jpg manage 72 K 07 Jul 2016 - 12:45 BobPries Ken Walker photo
Topic revision: r7 - 07 Jul 2016, BobPries
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