Species Iris (Iris tenax) in the Irises Database

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Botanical names:
Iris tenax Accepted
Iris tenax subsp. klamathensis Synonym

Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Classification: Species
Bloom Color Classification: Violet
White
Yellow

General Plant Information (Edit)
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Fruiting Time: Summer
Flowers: Showy
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Will Naturalize
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Pollinators: Various insects

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Posted by Bonehead (Planet Earth - Zone 8b) on Mar 1, 2019 9:31 AM

Native in the Pacific NW, west of the Cascades from Washington to California. Found in open fields and at forest edges. Forms large clumps from slender rhizomes. Flowers are usually a shade of purple, but occasionally are white or yellow.

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