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Plant Details

Iris cristata

Dwarf Crested Iris

Scientific Name:

Iris cristata

Common Name:

Dwarf Crested Iris

Plant Family

Iridaceae (Iris Family)

Native/Alien:

Native

Type:

Perennial

Bloom Color(s):

blue or white

Size in Feet:

.75

Light:

Part sun

Soil Moisture:

Sub mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

April - May

Bloom Area:

Piedmont, Mountains

Plants in Bloom

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Tom Harville's garden, April 2004
© Tom Harville

Closeup of Bloom

The white variety! (Iris cristata var. alba)

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Tom Harville's garden, April 2004
© Tom Harville

More Plants in Bloom

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© Jean Woods

Another Closeup of Bloom

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Tom Harville's garden
© Tom Harville

I. cristata - I. verna Comparison

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David McAdoo

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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