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Plant Details

Iris verna

Dwarf Iris, Dwarf Violet Iris

Scientific Name:

Iris verna

Common Name:

Dwarf Iris, Dwarf Violet Iris

Plant Family

Iridaceae (Iris Family)

Native/Alien:

Native

Type:

Perennial

Bloom Color(s):

violet-blue

Size in Feet:

4 - 18 in

Light:

part-shade

Soil Moisture:

xeric to mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

March - April - May

Bloom Area:

State-wide

Flower

Similar to Iris cristata (Dwarf Crested Iris), Dwarf Iris has longer, narrower leaves, deeply buried rhizomes and strongly fragrant flowers.

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Flower and leaves

Grows in longleaf pinelands and turkey oak scrub.

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Paynter, April 7, 2014, Wilmington

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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