Irises forum: Iris identification

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Name: Mikhoyel
coastal Northern California, M
Mikhoyel
May 7, 2017 11:59 AM CST
A couple of clumps of iris appeared along the edge of my back lane. It is somewhat similar in leave, clumping habit and flower to a Douglas iris. The color is very pale yellow edged in a hard to describe color like a mauve tan. Their are vein-like markings on the lower hanging petal. Help. I have a photo of it I could send. I'm in coastal Northern California Marin county. Thanks.
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
May 7, 2017 1:26 PM CST

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Name: Sherry Austin
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Henhouse
May 7, 2017 4:28 PM CST
Hope you didn't step in that poison oak...

There are a couple that look like that. Iris fernaldii and Iris macrosiphon. Here is a good site I found to help identify what I have in the Santa Cruz mountains (fernaldii). The two cross breed as well..

http://www.pacificcoastiris.or...
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Name: Robin
Melbourne, Australia (Zone 10b)
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Totally_Amazing
May 8, 2017 12:25 AM CST
Welcome! Welcome to the iris forums Mikhoyel. Unfortunately, I am not familiar with that iris.
Name: Lilli
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IrisLilli
May 8, 2017 3:30 AM CST
Welcome! to the iris forum!

Another possibility is Iris foetidissima 'Citrina'.
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
May 8, 2017 8:40 AM CST

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Is it similar to the one from this thread?
The thread "Help identifying Iris species" in Irises forum
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Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
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shizen
May 8, 2017 11:08 PM CST
Welcome! mikhoyel
Name: Mikhoyel
coastal Northern California, M
Mikhoyel
May 9, 2017 9:29 AM CST
IrisLilli said: Welcome! to the iris forum!

Another possibility is Iris foetidissima 'Citrina'.


Thank you, that's it! Now who in the world planted a UK native on my coastal Northern California property??
Name: Lilli
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IrisLilli
May 9, 2017 9:32 AM CST
A fellow iris addi... lover?? Big Grin
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Name: Barbara
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iciris
May 9, 2017 9:37 AM CST
Another Welcome! Mikhoyel

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