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Iris chrysophylla (Yellowleaf iris)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Iris chrysophylla

Iris chrysophylla Howell

Yellowleaf Iris

Iridaceae (Iris Family)

Synonym(s): Iris tenax ssp. chrysophylla

USDA Symbol: IRCH

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

A member of the iris family (family Iridaceae) which consists of herbs growing from rhizomes, bulbs, or corms, with narrow basal leaves and showy clusters at the tips of long stalks. There are about 60 genera and 1,500 species, distributed in temperate and tropical regions. Among them, Iris, Freesia, Gladiolus, Bugle Lily, and Montbretia are popular ornamentals. Saffron dye is obtained from Crocus, and essence of violets, used in perfumes, is extracted from the rhizomes of Iris.

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
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Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow , Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun

Distribution

USA: CA , OR

Find Seed or Plants

Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

Additional resources

USDA: Find Iris chrysophylla in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Iris chrysophylla in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Iris chrysophylla

Metadata

Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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