Iris innominata L.F. Hend.
Del Norte County Iris
Iridaceae (Iris Family)
Synonym(s): Iris tenax ssp. innominata
USDA Symbol: IRIN
This is a miniature iris, to 8 in. tall, with very narrow, shiny, dark green leaves and showy, deep golden to clear yellow, or sometimes intense purple, flowers. Flowering stem is one- to two-flowered.
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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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow , Purple
Bloom Time: May , Jun
DistributionUSA: CA , OR
Native Distribution: Del Norte Co., CA & adjacent OR
Native Habitat: Open, mixed evergreen forest
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Description: Drier, well-drained soils.
Conditions Comments: This species has been used in a number of select garden crosses.
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
PropagationSeed Collection: Easily collected from the large capsules.
Seed Treatment: No pretreatment is necessary.
Commercially Avail: yes
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - Santa Barbara, CA
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Iris innominata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Iris innominata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Iris innominata
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff