Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Asparagales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Learn more about Iris from the Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 26 (2002)
INCLUDING Floristic Synthesis of North America (Kartesz, 1999)
SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 046-05-006:
Iris germanica FAMILY Iridaceae
German Iris, Fleur-de-Lys
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Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 26
Floristic Synthesis of North America (Kartesz, 1999)
Habitat: Roadsides, old homesites, ditches; cultivated and rarely persistent or escaped, per Weakley's Flora
CLICK HERE to see a map, notes, and images from Weakley's Flora of the Southeastern US.
Click here to see a map showing all occurrences known to SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria. (Zoom in to see more detail.)
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Wildflowers of the Atlantic Southeast (Cotterman, Waitt, & Weakley, 2019) p433
- Wildflowers of Tennessee (Carman, 2005) p387
- Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians (Horn, Cathcart, Hemmerly, & Duhl, 2005) p442
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