Iris palaestinia

Iris palaestinia

Habitat:
Stoney soils in full sun.

Description and Distribution:
Similar to the better known and more decorative I. planifolia, but a little shorter and having generaly white tinged blue flowers, though  blue forms are not so uncommon in the wild.  Flowers very early spring. It needs protection from heavy frosts.  Israel, Lebanon and probably southern Syria.

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