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


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image of Iris cristata

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_ircr_001_lvd

        

image of Iris cristata

JK Marlow    jkm110313_830

March    Greenville County    SC

Chestnut Ridge Heritage Preserve

image of Iris cristata

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_iris_cristata_9

March        

3 unmarked petals, 3 sepals with a small fluted yellow crest, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Iris cristata

Harry Davis    hld758_crw_0491

April    Greenville County    SC

Sepals have a small, fluted, yellow crest bordered with white, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Iris cristata

Jim Fanning    jcf_iriscristata

April    Pickens County    SC

SC Botanical Garden

image of Iris cristata

JK Marlow    jkm0404y_05

April    Rutherford County    NC

Chimney Rock Park

image of Iris cristata

JK Marlow    jkm0504t_18

April    Pickens County    SC

Table Rock State Park

Leaves are lance-shaped, per Newcomb's Wildflower Guide.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE leaves of Dwarf Iris and Dwarf Crested Iris

image of Iris cristata

JK Marlow    jkm090412_061

April    Greenville County    SC

Chestnut Ridge Heritage Preserve

Leaves curved, making a gracefully arching fan, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Iris cristata

JK Marlow    jkm140417_123

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Iris cristata

JK Marlow    jkm140420_478b

April    Greenville County    SC

Chandler Heritage Preserve

image of Iris cristata

JK Marlow    jkm170415_671

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Iris cristata

Keith Bradley    kab_iris_cristata_03069

April    Greenville County    SC

Caesars Head State Park

image of Iris cristata

Keith Bradley    kab_iris_cristata_03124

April    Greenville County    SC

Caesars Head State Park

image of Iris cristata

Keith Bradley    kab_iris_cristata_4646

April    Swain County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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Ron Lance    rwl758_a

May