Iris sanguinea

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Iris sanguinea
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Iridaceae
Genus: Iris
Subgenus: Limniris
Section: Limniris
Species: I. sanguinea
Binomial name
Iris sanguinea
Donn ex Hornem.

Iris sanguinea (blood iris, Japanese ayame) is a species of Iris native to China, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, and Russia.[1] It is one of the species considered a Japanese iris, and is widely cultivated as an ornamental plant.


  1. ^ "Iris sanguinea". Flora of China. Retrieved 12 February 2014. 

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