Iris confusa

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Iris confusa
Iris confusa.jpg
An Iris confusa flower
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Iridaceae
Subfamily: Iridoideae
Tribe: Irideae
Genus: Iris
Subgenus: Limniris
Section: Lophiris
Species: I. confusa
Binomial name
Iris confusa
(Sealy, 1937)

Iris confusa, also known as the Bamboo iris (simplified Chinese: 扁竹兰; traditional Chinese: 扁竹蘭; pinyin: Biǎn zhú lán), is a species of iris found in Western China.

The flowers of the species may range from white to a soft lavender in color, with orange-yellow crests and purple dots. The plant's broad, shiny leaves are attached to bamboo-like stems.[1]


  1. ^ Austin, Claire (2005). Irises: A Gardener's Encyclopedia. New York: Timber Press. ISBN 0-88192-730-9.