Iris tenuissima

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

Iris tenuissima is a species of iris known by the common name longtube iris. It is endemic to California, where it is a common wildflower in the woodlands of the northern part of the state.


This rhizomatous perennial herb produces narrow leaves and an erect inflorescence bearing two iris flowers. The flower has a long tubular throat which may exceed 5 centimeters in length before it opens into white, purple, or reddish-brown streaked tepals.

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