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.

Propagation[edit]

Irises can generally be propagated by division,[2] or by seed growing.

Toxicity[edit]

Like many other irises, most parts of the plant are poisonous (rhizome and leaves), if mistakenly ingested can cause stomach pains and vomiting. Also handling the plant may cause a skin irritation or an allergic reaction.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Iris albertii in Ornamental Plants From Russia And Adjacent States Of The Former Soviet Union @ efloras.org
  2. ^ "How to divide iris rhizomes". gardenersworld.com. Retrieved 12 October 2015. 
  3. ^ David G. Spoerke and Susan C. Smolinske Toxicity of Houseplants, p. 236, at Google Books

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