Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


764

Forb
Perennial

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

Common

Look for it in dry, rocky or sandy woodlands & forests, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade shade ...Dry

LEAVES:
Partially evergreen
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 verna var. smalliana   FAMILY Iridaceae

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 046-05-007b:
Iris verna var. smalliana   FAMILY Iridaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Upland Dwarf Iris


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image of Iris verna var. smalliana

Keith Bradley    kab_i_vernasmalliana_5376

April    Avery County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Iris verna var. smalliana

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_i_verna_smalli_2

April        

3 erect spatulate-shaped petals with narrow claws and 3 drooping sepals, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Iris verna var. smalliana

JK Marlow    jkm150712_444

July    Pickens County    SC

Table Rock State Park

image of Iris verna var. smalliana

JK Marlow    jkm0509l_16

September    Transylvania County    NC

Silver Run Preserve

Grasslike leaves are mostly straight, to 4" long & 0.5" wide at flowering, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.


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

image of Iris verna var. smalliana

Ben Geer Keys    bgk764_a

Month Unknown        

image of Iris verna var. smalliana

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmiverna_perfect

Month Unknown        

Sepals have a hairy yellow-orange band, bordered with white, not ridged, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.