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German Iris

Iris germanica


Iris germanica grows up to 120 cm high and 30 cm wide. It is a European hybrid, rather than a true wild species. The roots can go up to 10 cm deep and it is a rhizomatous perennial that blooms mid to late spring. If is known to produce the isoflavone irilone. Hundreds of hybrids exist representing nearly every colour from jet black to sparkling whites, except bright scarlet. Varieties include I. g. var. florentina and I. g. var. germanica.


Spotted in the suburban forest of Thessaloniki, Seih-Sou. Escaped from gardens.

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Chris Taklis
Chris Taklis 5 years ago

α δεν το ήξερα αυτό...

KostasZontanos 5 years ago

Υπάρχει η λευκή ποικιλία (iris germanica var. fiorentina). Κι εγώ νόμιζα πως ήταν I. albicans αλλά μου είπαν στο Greek Flora πως είναι Ι. germanica η λευκή ποικιλία (δραπέτης από κήπους).

Chris Taklis
Chris Taklis 5 years ago

Η Iris germanica είναι μωβ. Αυτή μοιάζει περισσότερο με Iris albicans.

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Αποκεντρωμένη Διοίκηση Μακεδονίας - Θράκης, Greece

Spotted on Apr 17, 2015
Submitted on Jan 22, 2016

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