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|Family: Iridaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Iris||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Iris bracteata S. Watson
Habit: Rhizome 6--9 mm diam. Stem: unbranched, 5--40 cm. Leaf: basal 4--18 mm wide, glossy; cauline 1--6, bract-like, overlapped. Inflorescence: flowers generally 2; lowest 2 bracts opposite, enclosing perianth tube, outer 5--9 cm, 6--15 mm wide. Flower: perianth yellow, veined deep maroon or brown, tube 4--10 mm, funnel-shaped; sepals 4--8 cm, 15--25 mm wide, obovate; petals 4--5 cm, 7--15 mm wide, obovate; ovary rounded, style branches 29--45 mm, crests 9--17 mm, stigmas triangular; nectar abundant. Chromosomes: 2n=40.
Ecology: Partly shady places, generally in yellow-pine forest; Elevation: 350--1100 m. Bioregional Distribution: KR (n Del Norte, nw Siskiyou cos.); Distribution Outside California: southwestern Oregon. Flowering Time: May
eFlora Treatment Author: Carol A. Wilson
Jepson Online Interchange
Listed on CNPS Rare Plant Inventory
Previous taxon: Iris
Next taxon: Iris chrysophylla
Citation for this treatment: Carol A. Wilson 2017. Iris bracteata, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=29181, accessed on January 23, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on January 23, 2017.