Iris ×vinicolor Small
Common Name: LOUISIANA IRIS
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: -5
Wetness Index: OBL
Physiognomy: Ad P-Forb

A member of this popular, but taxonomically very complex group of cultivated Irises native to the southeastern US, was collected as an escape into a wetland in Ingham Co. in 2011 by C. Reidy. This is a showy, tall plant, with large purplish flowers derived from a hybrid of Iris fulva and I. giganticaerulea. Also large flowered and frequently cultivated are the Japanese Irises, derived from I. ensata; if found as escaped they would be distinguishable by their three-angled ovary.

Locations

Ingham County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 10, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2893.