Irises forum: ? Species Iris

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Name: Debbie
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DebbieC
Jun 12, 2017 7:18 PM CST
Found this Iris growing along my driveway; I had noticed the foliage last year but just spotted a bloom today. Can you identify it? I had wondered if it might be the invasive yellow flag but it does not seem to match the pictures in the database. I apologize for the poor pic, my tablet was just running out of battery life. Thanks!
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Name: Celia
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Zencat
Jun 12, 2017 7:31 PM CST
I. spuria? I'm not sure. I'm not very well versed in species Iris.
Name: Leslie
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Lestv
Jun 13, 2017 10:07 AM CST
Not yellow flag is the best I can give you. Kinda neat looking though.
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Name: Celia
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Zencat
Jun 13, 2017 10:13 AM CST
I. pseudacorus is my other guess.

So you didn't plant this? Lucky you, if you didn't.
Name: Debbie
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DebbieC
Jun 13, 2017 10:22 AM CST
Thank you Celia and Leslie. I thought it was neat looking as well. Hopefully someone can I.d. it for me. I definately will be transferring it to my garden.
Name: Debbie
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DebbieC
Jun 13, 2017 10:33 AM CST
Sorry, we cross posted Celia.
No, I definately did not plant it. We have a very long driveway into our property and the border along it is very uneven making it difficult even to mow. I have no idea where this plant came from. Maybe a seed from bird droppings? Anyways, pleased to have it. Hurray!
Name: Celia
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Zencat
Jun 13, 2017 10:37 AM CST
I would be pleased,too! Thumbs up
Name: Kent Pfeiffer
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KentPfeiffer
Jun 14, 2017 8:26 AM CST

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Species Iris (Iris halophila) would be my guess.
Name: Debbie
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DebbieC
Jun 14, 2017 8:41 AM CST
Thank You! Wow Kent! Certainly looks like it, but how the heck would it show up here? Sounds like it grows in the Far East and Russia?
Name: Kent Pfeiffer
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KentPfeiffer
Jun 14, 2017 9:03 AM CST

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It's fairly commonly cultivated all around the northern hemisphere.

Do you buy plants from commercial nurseries/greenhouses? Many plants find new homes by dropping their seeds into the pots of neighboring plants in nurseries. It's actually a serious ecological problem, the spread of not just plants but also insects and pathogens, through potting soil. That's why it's increasingly difficult for companies to ship potted plants from one country to another and sometimes even within a country.
Name: Debbie
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DebbieC
Jun 14, 2017 9:40 PM CST
Thank You! Kent.
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Mimulus59
Jun 30, 2017 4:42 PM CST
If the leaves are very upright and strong and the flower and leaves reach 3 feet tall (over time) it could be Iris Orientalis, sometimes called Spuria Iris, sometimes considered a separate type. They for large clumps, are very hardy and not picky about soil or sun.
Name: daphne
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shizen
Jun 30, 2017 5:18 PM CST
Welcome! mimulus59 .
Name: Barbara
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iciris
Jun 30, 2017 7:38 PM CST
Another Welcome! mimulus59

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Name: Arlyn
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Jul 1, 2017 5:14 AM CST
Welcome!
Name: Lilli
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IrisLilli
Jul 2, 2017 7:26 AM CST
Welcome! Mimulus! Hurray!
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Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
Jul 2, 2017 8:15 AM CST
Welcome! from Utah!
Name: Robin
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Totally_Amazing
Jul 2, 2017 6:35 PM CST
Welcome! Mimulus59

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