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|Family: Iridaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Iris||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Iris foetidissima L.
Habit: Rhizome 9--14 mm diam. Stem: generally branched, 25--40 cm. 2--4. Leaf: odor fetid when crushed; basal 25--35 mm wide; cauline 2--4, similar to basal especially near tip. Inflorescence: flowers 2--9; lowest 2 bracts opposite, enclosing perianth tube, outer 6--8 cm, 16--22 mm wide. Flower: perianth pale yellow to brown, red-brown, or green, veined green or red-brown, tube 11--14 mm, constricted near ovary; sepals 3--5 cm, 18--20 mm wide, obovate; petals 3--4 cm, 11--18 mm wide, narrowly obovate; ovary triangular, style branches 22--30 mm, crests 5--8 mm, stigmas 2-lobed. Seed: globular, generally red.
Ecology: Damp areas in light shade; Elevation: 300--1400 m. Bioregional Distribution: s ScV (ranches only), SnFrB; Distribution Outside California: Europe, northern Africa, central Asia. Flowering Time: Jun--Jul
eFlora Treatment Author: Carol A. Wilson
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Iris fernaldii
Next taxon: Iris germanica
Citation for this treatment: Carol A. Wilson 2017. Iris foetidissima, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=29193, accessed on January 17, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on January 17, 2017.