Iris missouriensis

Iris missouriensis

Habitat:
It needs moist soil in full sun.

Description and Distribution:
Wild Iris typically has leaves and flower stalk about a foot tall, but it is not uncommon to find it growing to two feet tall.  Flowers are typically about three inches in diameter.  As is true of many flowers, Iris colour variations exist, but in our area the range is confined to shades of blue/purple with a rare white flower. The species is native from S. Dakota to southern California to Bristish Columbia.

Background:
The species was named by English born USA based botantist Thomas Nuttall in 1834 from a specimen collected by his friend Nathaniel Wyeth, a prominent business who undertook and funded a number of expeditions into Oregon.

Availability:
From our nursery in 2017.

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January 23, 2018