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Iris japonica

Iris japonica (*)

Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Magnoliophyta
Classis: Liliopsida
Subclassis: Liliidae
Ordo: Asparagales
Familia: Iridaceae
Subfamilia: Iridoideae
Tribus: Irideae
Genus: Iris
Subgenus: Iris subg. Limniris
Sectio: I. sect. Lophiris
Species: Iris japonica


Iris japonica Thunb.


* Transactions of the Linnean Society of London. London 2:327. 1794
* USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database]. [1]


Iris japonica, Thunb. (I. chinensis, Curt. I. fimbriata, Vent.). Leaves ensiform, thick, smooth, 1-1 ½ ft. long: stems slender, as long as the leaves, with a raceme of lilac flowers: tube ¾ in. long; outer segments 1-1 ½ in. long, with crimped margins, yellow on the claw, crested; inner segments smaller. Winter. Japan and China. Grown as an evergreen greenhouse plant in colder climates. Does very well outdoors in a shady border.

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