Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


758

Forb
Perennial

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

Common (rare in Coastal Plain)

Look for it in moist forests, rich woods, roadbanks, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade shade ...Moist ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple

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

FRUIT:
Summer
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Iris cristata   FAMILY Iridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Iris cristata   FAMILY Iridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 046-05-008:
Iris cristata   FAMILY Iridaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Dwarf Crested Iris