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