OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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 (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 046-05-007b:
Iris verna var. smalliana   FAMILY Iridaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Upland Dwarf Iris, Upland Dwarf Violet Iris


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image of Iris verna var. smalliana, Upland Dwarf Iris, Upland Dwarf Violet Iris

JK Marlow    jkm200418_3920

April    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

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

image of Iris verna var. smalliana, Upland Dwarf Iris, Upland Dwarf Violet Iris

JK Marlow    jkm220412_6752

April    Greenville County    SC

Bald Rock Heritage Preserve

image of Iris verna var. smalliana, Upland Dwarf Iris, Upland Dwarf Violet Iris

JK Marlow    jkm220412_6754

April    Greenville County    SC

Bald Rock Heritage Preserve

A petaloid style, cleft at its tip, arches over the base of each sepal, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Iris verna var. smalliana, Upland Dwarf Iris, Upland Dwarf Violet Iris

Ben Geer Keys    bgk764_a

April?        

Sepals have a hairy yellow-orange band bordered with white but not crested, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Iris verna var. smalliana, Upland Dwarf Iris, Upland Dwarf Violet Iris

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmiverna_perfect

April?        

image of Iris verna var. smalliana, Upland Dwarf Iris, Upland Dwarf Violet Iris

JK Marlow    jkm150712_444

July    Pickens County    SC

Table Rock State Park

Leaf margins smooth, vs those of Tofieldia glabra minutely upwardly-scabrous, per Weakley's Flora (2020).

image of Iris verna var. smalliana, Upland Dwarf Iris, Upland Dwarf Violet Iris

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

 

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 (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 046-05-007b:
Iris verna var. smalliana   FAMILY Iridaceae

 

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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

map
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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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