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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Iris macrosiphon Torr.
Bowltube iris, Ground Iris
Synonym(s): Iris amabilis, Iris californica
USDA Symbol: IRMA
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Large, deep golden yellow, cream, pale lavender, or deep blue-purple flowers, usually with distinct veins, on short stalks among sword-shaped leaves.
The range in coloration may be partly due to hybridization with other native species, which is common among western irises.
Bloom InformationBloom Time: Apr , May
DistributionUSA: CA Native Distribution:
California in northern Coast Ranges and foothills of Sierra Nevada. Native Habitat:
Grassy or open, wooded slopes.
BenefitUse Other: Fiber in young leaves used for cordage by indigenous peoples.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
- Santa Barbara, CA
Record Last Modified: 2008-10-19
Research By: TWC Staff