Carolinas and Georgia

2101

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Asparagales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Iris verna var. verna   FAMILY Iridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Iris verna var. verna   FAMILY Iridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 046-05-007a:
Iris verna var. verna   FAMILY Iridaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Coastal Plain Dwarf Iris, Sandhill Iris, Coastal Plain Violet Iris


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Look for it in longleaf pine sandhills, dry, rocky forests and woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in GA)

 

LEAVES:
Partially evergreen
Simple

FLOWER:
Spring
Lavender/Violet
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
3 sepals
3 petals
3 stamens
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Iris verna var. verna   FAMILY Iridaceae

Coastal Plain Dwarf Iris, Sandhill Iris, Coastal Plain Violet Iris