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|Family: Iridaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Iris||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Iris tenax Douglas ex Lindl. subsp. klamathensis L.W. Lenz
Habit: Rhizome 1--3 mm diam. Stem: unbranched, 10--30 cm. Leaf: basal 2--4 mm wide; cauline 1--3, bract-like basally, leaf-like near stem tip. Inflorescence: flowers 1--2; lowest 2 bracts opposite to alternate, < 18 mm apart, spreading, outer 4--7 cm, 8--12 mm wide. Flower: perianth pale buff yellow, with deep maroon or +- brown veins, tube 11--20 mm, funnel-shaped; sepals 5--7 cm, 13--24 mm wide, elliptic; petals 4--7 cm, 7--11 mm wide, narrowly elliptic; ovary triangular-winged, style branches 35--41 mm, crests 9--15 mm, stigmas triangular.
Ecology: Shaded mixed-evergreen forests; Elevation: 80--800 m. Bioregional Distribution: w KR (near Orleans, Humboldt Co.). Flowering Time: May
eFlora Treatment Author: Carol A. Wilson
Jepson Online Interchange
Listed on CNPS Rare Plant Inventory
Previous taxon: Iris purdyi
Next taxon: Iris tenuissima
Citation for this treatment: Carol A. Wilson 2017. Iris tenax subsp. klamathensis, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=51063, accessed on February 27, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 27, 2017.