Iris lazica

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Iris lazica
Iris lazica from Rize, Turkey (16640550357).jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Iridaceae
Tribe: Irideae
Genus: Iris
Species: I. lazica
Binomial name
Iris lazica

Iris lazica (Lazistan iris) is a species of flowering plant in the family Iridaceae, native to the Black Sea Coast of Turkey and southern Georgia, and also cultivated as an ornamental plant in temperate regions. Growing to 30 cm (12 in) tall, it is a beardless rhizomatous iris with broad evergreen leaves, producing stemless flowers which are shorter in stature than the foliage, and which appear in late winter or early spring. The flower colour is typically pale lilac. Exceptionally for an iris in its group, this species prefers moist conditions and will tolerate some shade.[2]

Iris lazica has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.[3]


  1. ^ "Iris lazica". International Plant Names Index (IPNI). Retrieved 24 June 2013. 
  2. ^ RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 1405332964. 
  3. ^ "RHS Plant Selector - Iris lazica". Retrieved 24 June 2013.