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Genus: Iris

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Monocotyledons > Order: Asparagales > Family: Iridaceae

Twelve species cultivated.

Species cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Iris brevicaulis

Native to southern USA.


Iris foetidissima (Stinking gladwin, Stinking iris)

Native to western Europe to northern Africa.


Iris hexagona

Native to south-eastern USA.


Iris japonica

Native to China and Japan.


Iris laevigata

Native to eastern Asia.


Iris orientalis

Native to Greece and Turkey.


Iris pallida

Native to Croatia.


Iris pseudacorus (Yellow flag)

Native to Europe, Siberia and North Africa.


Iris pumila

Native to Europe.


Iris sanguinea

Native to Siberia, Korea and Japan.


Iris sibirica

Native to Europe, Siberia and Turkey.


Iris wattii

Native to India and China.


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