Iris bracteata S. Watson
Iridaceae (Iris Family)
USDA Symbol: irbr
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: May , Jun
Bloom Notes: Cream to golden-yellow flowers, marked with reddish-brown lines.
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Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Iris bracteata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Iris bracteata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Iris bracteata
MetadataRecord Modified: 2009-02-13
Research By: TWC Staff