Iris albertii

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Iris albertii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Iridaceae
Subfamily: Iridoideae
Tribe: Irideae
Genus: Iris
Subgenus: Iris
Section: Iris
Species: I. albertii
Binomial name
Iris albertii
Regel

Iris albertii is a species of iris found in Central Asia. It grows in the wild on grassy steppes at an elevation of 200 to 2000 meters, in sunny or semi-shaded locations. It is a member of the subgenus iris, meaning that it is a bearded iris, and grows from a rhizome.

It grows to a stem height of 40 to 50 centimeters. The leaves are bluish-green in color, and sword-shaped, 40 to 50 centimeters in length, and 2.5 to 3 centimeters in width.
The inflorescence, produced in May, is fan-shaped and contains two or three flowers.[1] The plant often reflowers in the fall. The blooms produced are lavender to purple-violet, and veined with brownish-red, with whitish or pale blue beards. The blooms last for two to three weeks. Iris albertii is propagated either by division of the rhizome or by seed.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Iris albertii in Ornamental Plants From Russia And Adjacent States Of The Former Soviet Union @ efloras.org

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