Iris hartwegii

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Iris hartwegii

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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Iridaceae
Subfamily: Iridoideae
Tribe: Irideae
Genus: Iris
Subgenus: Limniris
Series: Californicae
Species: I. hartwegii
Binomial name
Iris hartwegii
  • Iris hartwegii subsp. australis (Parish) L.W.Lenz
  • Iris hartwegii var. australis Parish
  • Iris hartwegii subsp. columbiana L.W.Lenz
  • Iris hartwegii subsp. hartwegii (no author known)
  • Iris hartwegii subsp. pinetorum (Eastw.) L.W.Lenz
  • Iris pinetorum Eastw.
  • Iris tenax var. australis (Parish) R.C.Foster
  • Limniris hartwegii (Baker) Rodion.[1]

Iris hartwegii is a species of iris endemic to California, where it can be found on low-elevation mountain slopes in the central counties. It has the common names rainbow iris, Sierra iris, and Hartweg's iris.

It bears one to three flowers on a slender stem, and the flowers may be shades of purple or yellow to almost white. There are three to five subspecies.


  1. ^ "Iris hartwegii Baker is an accepted name". (The Plant List). 23 March 2013. Retrieved 20 January 2014. 

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