Iris spuria

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Iris spuria
Iris spuria.jpg
Iris spuria
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Iridaceae
Subfamily: Iridoideae
Tribe: Irideae
Genus: Iris
Subgenus: Limniris
Section: Limniris
Species: I. spuria
Binomial name
Iris spuria
L.
Synonyms

Iris carthaliniae Fomin
Iris sogdiana Bunge

Iris spuria is a species of the genus Iris, part of a subgenus series known as Limniris. The slender and elongated leaves surround a purple flower. It is a beardless form, sometimes known as the Blue Iris. The subspecies Iris spuria ssp. maritima is called Seashore Iris. Other subspecies include I. s. ssp. carthaliniae and I. s. ssp. sogdiana, treated as distinct species in other works.

The species is widely cultivated and hybridized for use in the garden. It is found in Europe, Asia and Africa. It was first described in 1753 by Linnaeus, who described it in the Species Plantarum as being German.

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