Iris reticulata

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Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Iris reticulata, Bieb. Lvs. 2-4 in a tuft, short, erect, quadrangular, with horny edges, elongating to 1 1/2 ft.: st. very short: tube 3-6 in. long; fls. bright purple, very fragrant; outer segms. 2 in. long, yellow at the claw, with a low yellow crest; inner segms. narrower. Mid-April. Asia Minor and Persia. B.M. 5577. F.S. 5, pp. 509. R.H. 1890, p. 133; 1912, p. 454. Gt. 779; 13:452. Gn. 20:112; 54, p. 471; 59, p. 233. G.C. II 11:501; 21:217; 111. 52:339. F. 1860:161. G. 19:466. G.M 51:695. F.W. 1871:225. var. histrioides, Foster (I. histrioides, Dykes). Outer segms. much mottled with white and lilac on the cluw and broad, orbicular blade. Asia Minor, Persia, and the Caucasus. Gn. 42:364; 62, p. 42 and 77, p. 42. G M. 51, p. 87. J.H. 111. 34:111. Early-flowering, and fine for pots. var. krelagei, Regel. Fls. red-purple, varying greatly in shade; claw conspicuously veined. The common wild form of the Caucasus. Nearly odorless. L.B.C. 19:1829. Gt. 22:779. R.B. 18:60. G.C. II. 21:217. var. caerulea, Hort. Azure-blue. var. cyanea, Regel. Blue. Gt. 23:797. var. major, Hort. Like the type, but larger. Gn. 60, p. 198.

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