Talk:Iris (plant)

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[[Image:Iris.JPG]] another example of iris. -- Kowloonese

Added to the article. --Menchi 00:26, 22 Feb 2004 (UTC)

Unknown species of Iris[edit]

If anyone knows what species of Iris these are, please let me know on my talk page. Image:Buberel unknown flower 2.jpg and Image:Buberel unknown flower 5.jpg. Thanks, Quadell (talk) (help)[[]] 18:33, Dec 2, 2004 (UTC)

What about new hybrids? 04:34, 15 March 2006 (UTC)

Wild Iris[edit]

User:Ndaisley uploaded this photo, a picture taken in Oxford, England. If it has relevance you may wish to use it here also. Alf melmac 20:09, 16 September 2005 (UTC)

Iris Latifolia /English Iris name confusion[edit]

I've added a link and a stub entry for Irish latifolia, which appears to be the same as I. xiphiodes, I. anglica, and also known as English Iris. It would be good to have cleared up this confusion. Does anybody know the truth on this matter? Jens Nielsen 20:15, 15 January 2006 (UTC)

Iris sibirica[edit]

Just started a page for it... anyone know which category it's supposed to fit into? SB Johnny 18:34, 24 May 2006 (UTC)

Found on Commons - a better lead image?[edit]

Bildtankstelle 1 081.jpg

- Leonard G. 21:39, 4 January 2007 (UTC)

Sea Patrol[edit]

There is a link on the disambiguation page Sea Patrol which reads:

I was hoping to point this to an article on the specific variety, if one exists, to avoid the need for external links on a disambiguation page. I've scanned the list and I can't find an obvious link which would suit, which is why I'm posting here, calling on someone more knowledgeable to assist! -- Chuq (talk) 08:52, 18 April 2007 (UTC)

Cleanup, please[edit]

There's a horrible section of text in the last paragraph of the description section. It reads,

The shape of the flower and the position of the pollen-receiving and stigmatic surfaces on the outer petals form a landing-stage for a flying insect, which in probing the perianth for nectar, will first come in contact of perianth, three with the stigmatic stamens in one whorl surface which is borne and an ovary formed of three carpels. The shelf-like transverse projection on the inner whorl under side of the stamens, which is beneath the over-arching style arm below the stigma, so that the insect comes in contact with its pollen-covered surface only after passing the stigma, while in backing out of the flower it will come in contact only with the non-receptive lower face of the stigma.

Does anyone understand what it's trying to say, who can clean it up? I don't really follow it, there is much run-on, and some of it just plain grammatically incorrect. Thanks. -Freekee 16:25, 3 June 2007 (UTC)

How many years does a plant live?[edit]

If irises are perennial (i.e. they come back each year after they seem to die in the winter), how many years will a single plant last before it eventually dies? Badagnani 23:08, 12 October 2007 (UTC)

You'll have to find a source which states how long that is. Notice the article says the plants grow from rhizomes, so one plant can spread and create many clones. Maybe you also have to consider the boundaries of the meanings of "plant" or "live". (SEWilco 02:39, 13 October 2007 (UTC))


The article says some irises reproduce from bulbs. By bulb does it mean "corm"? Flower growers call corms and tubers bulbs, but boatanists distinguish the three.  Randall Bart   Talk  01:22, 14 December 2007 (UTC)tennessee floer

Will a bearded iris flower more than once?[edit]

Once a bearded iris has flowered, will removing the flower ensure it flowers again? Please advise what I should do once the flower looks as though it may have died. Thanks! Bernie —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:44, 7 June 2009 (UTC)

It not flower again until next year, unless more flower buds are around. Removing the flower only keep it looking 'neat'.DavidAnstiss (talk) 11:43, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

Fleur de lis[edit]

Am I mistaken, or is the Fleur de Lis a lily, not an iris? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:35, 3 May 2010 (UTC)

It can mean both iris (normally the wild flag iris) and lily depending on the family using the crest. DavidAnstiss (talk) 11:47, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. Editors desiring to contest the closing decision should consider a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: not moved. Favonian (talk) 16:21, 4 January 2013 (UTC)

Iris (plant)Iris – Appears to be the WP:PRIMARYTOPIC. Google Books results turn up a mixture of results on the plants and works of fiction that used the proper name Iris in the title or were by prolific authors named Iris, thus polluting the results. The given name isn't the primary topic, though, since it's been viewed just over 1300 times in December 2012. Iris (plant) has been viewed over 20,000 times in December 2012. Iris (anatomy) has been viewed almost 36,000 times but I don't think a case could be made that it could be the primary topic given it didn't show up on the Books search results in the first few pages. I expect most readers of Wikipedia searching for "Iris" to be looking for information on the genus of plants, not the color, the given name, bands, albums, or part of the eye. Rkitko (talk) 15:49, 28 December 2012 (UTC)

  • Oppose. There is no reason to discount page views for the anatomical iris. The rather mixed Google Books results does not indicate very strong evidence of the plant as primary topic. olderwiser 16:37, 28 December 2012 (UTC)
  • Oppose – the term is too ambiguous to be making a primary topic claim on it. Dicklyon (talk) 19:20, 28 December 2012 (UTC)
  • Strong oppose it is part of the animal eye structure. clearly not the plant. Irises are frequently found in iris-identification schemes, the function of the iris, irising, is also used in technological devices for aperture changes. Eye color is iris color, and frequently dealt with in identification certificates. -- (talk) 21:28, 28 December 2012 (UTC)
  • Comment this is an improperly formatted multimove request. Someone should fix it. -- (talk) 21:29, 28 December 2012 (UTC)
  • Oppose. Too ambiguous, and not enough evidence of primary usage for the plant. The anatomical iris is certainly the primary meaning to a large percentage of the population. Good Ol’factory (talk) 01:14, 29 December 2012 (UTC)
  • I don't think I have ever opposed Rkitko before, but I agree that for many people the iris of the eye is what they mean. I would be equally opposed to moving iris (anatomy) to iris.--Curtis Clark (talk) 03:09, 29 December 2012 (UTC)
  • Oppose if anything you should be the primary topic its part of the eye. Hot Stop (Talk) 03:24, 29 December 2012 (UTC)
  • Oppose as above, if anything you should be the primary topic its part of the eye. In ictu oculi (talk) 04:01, 29 December 2012 (UTC)
  • Comment there is a related Category Rename, see this CFD -- (talk) 07:15, 29 December 2012 (UTC)
  • Oppose. The "primary page" should remain a disambiguation page. Axl ¤ [Talk] 22:18, 30 December 2012 (UTC)
  • Oppose I knew very little about the plant, I would regard both the part of the eye and the female name as more important meanings. Obviously, if this move is made, the current page should be moved to "Iris (disambiguation)". If anything, I would regard the part of the eye as the most important meaning, but I think this is really a case of no primary topic. PatGallacher (talk) 01:55, 2 January 2013 (UTC)
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page or in a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.

Identification error[edit]

The species illustrated in the taxobox is not the purple bearded iris Iris germanica as stated but more probably a cultivar of Iris versicolor. A clue is in the total absence of the beard which characterizes the bearded irises. Plantsurfer (talk) 12:02, 2 June 2014 (UTC)

On second thoughts it looks a dead ringer for Iris sibirica. Identification is hard to do from photographs :( Plantsurfer (talk) 10:17, 3 June 2014 (UTC)