Iris purdyi Eastw.
Iridaceae (Iris Family)
Synonym(s): Iris landsdaleana, Iris macrosiphon var. purdyi
USDA Symbol: IRPU
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 , Brown
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul
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 purdyi in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Iris purdyi in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Iris purdyi
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff