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|Family: Iridaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Iris||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Iris purdyi Eastw.
Habit: Rhizome 4--6 mm diam. Stem: unbranched, 6--25 cm,. Leaf: basal 5--11 mm wide; cauline 0--5, bract-like, generally overlapped. Inflorescence: flowers 2; lowest 2 bracts opposite, enclosing perianth tube, outer 5--8 cm, 14--22 mm wide. Flower: perianth pale cream-yellow with prominent brown-violet veins, rose-violet with darker veins, or +- white with rose veins, tube 35--60 mm, funnel-shaped; sepals 5--7 cm, 15--23 mm wide, obovate; petals 4--6 cm, 10--15 mm wide, narrowly obovate; ovary triangular, style branches 35--45 mm, crests 12--16 mm, truncate, +- rounded, or 2-lobed, margins generally minutely, irregularly toothed. Chromosomes: 2n=40.
Ecology: Common. Grassy or rocky slopes on edge of Douglas-fir or redwood forests; Elevation: generally < 1200 m. Bioregional Distribution: NCoRO. Flowering Time: Apr--May
eFlora Treatment Author: Carol A. Wilson
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Previous taxon: Iris pseudacorus
Next taxon: Iris tenax subsp. klamathensis
Citation for this treatment: Carol A. Wilson 2016. Iris purdyi, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=29303, accessed on May 06, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 06, 2016.