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DaveM

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Iris for identification
« on: April 02, 2022, 11:46:17 AM »
I obtained this dwarf rhizomatous iris many years ago. The flower max height is about 15 cm. The label is well lost and I think (????) the name given was Iris lacustris. But is it? Ideas welcomed.

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Re: Iris for identification
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2022, 03:24:27 PM »
I obtained this dwarf rhizomatous iris many years ago. The flower max height is about 15 cm. The label is well lost and I think (????) the name given was Iris lacustris. But is it? Ideas welcomed.

It is not I. lacustris for sure Dave.
I would say I. ruthenica but others may be of different opinions.
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Re: Iris for identification
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2022, 03:55:04 PM »
I would also say: ruthenica.


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Re: Iris for identification
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2022, 05:19:24 PM »
I agree -- Iris ruthenica.  I have I. r. nana, grown from seed from a APS collection from Napa Hai.  It's a great performer, very tough.
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Re: Iris for identification
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2022, 05:23:29 PM »
Thank you. That does look right.
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Re: Iris for identification
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2022, 05:31:25 PM »
The leaves, with their semi-pleated look , seem right for I. ruthenica. Not sure that pleated is the right word, I mean they have lines which almost look like folds - I was trying not to mention stripes, in case of virus connotations!
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Re: Iris for identification
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2022, 07:32:05 PM »
An older photo of my Iris lacustris. These very rewarding plants are one of the smallest species of
all Irises and grow of thin and wiry rhizomes.
Rudi Weiss,Waiblingen,southern Germany,
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