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Dwarf Crested Iris (bud)

Iris cristata


This is a small iris, its clusters of narrow, pointed leaves ranging in height from only 4-16 in. The sepals of the its blue-violet flowers are distinctly marked with a central yellow or white, purple striped band. Crested ridges called beards occur along the band. One (occasionally 2) violet-blue flower with 6 spreading, petal-like parts, atop a short slender stalk.


Growing in my garden.


I transplanted several of these from (from my Mom’s wooded yard) in Western North Carolina around 10 years ago. They’ve been springtime bloomers ever since!!

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Ohio, USA

Spotted on Apr 27, 2019
Submitted on Apr 28, 2019

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