). "Iris setosa subspecies hondoensis Honda. Stems to 75 cm. bearing large purple flowers, Japan."-The European Garden Flora vol. 1, 1990. Probably a hybrid of Iris setosa and Iris laevigata. -Akira Horinaka, BIS 1987 Year Book, p. 67. Iris setosa
Pallas ex Link and Iris laevigata Fischer].
References; Flora of Japan 1965
notes "Iris setosa Pall. I. setosa
Honda; 'Hiogi-Ayame'. Rhizomes ascending, brown, fibrous; leaves 20-40 cm. long, 1-2 cm. wide, acuminate, the midrib obscure; scapes 30-70 cm. long, branched, the bracts green, ensiform, the bracteoles broadly lanceolate, essentially membranous, sub-obtuse, 2-3 cm. long, the pedicels 3-4 cm. long; flowers blue-purple, about 8 cm. across, the perianth-mbe short, the outer segments broadly obovate, the claw yellowish with red-purple veins, the inner segments much smaller, lanceolate, acuminate-setose; anthers purple, the stigma-appendage dentate. July-Aug. Bogs in mountains; Honshu (centr. distr. and northw.), Hokkaido. Korea, Kuriles, Sakhalin, e. Siberia, and Aleutian Isls."
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