Iris domestica (L.) Goldblatt & Mabb.
Synonym: Belamcanda chinensis
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad P-Forb

Iris domestica B. S. Walters

Belamcanda chinensis of Michigan Flora.

An orange-flowered Asiatic species, frequently cultivated and escaped to dry roadsides, but mostly south of our region. First collected in 1938 in Kalamazoo Co.

This had been traditionally separated into the genus Belamcanda because it lacks the petal-like style branches of Iris, but it is well known to hybridize with other Iris (producing the “Candy-lilies” of horticulture) and apparently represents an unusual development within Iris.


Kalamazoo County
Wayne County


MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. November 29, 2022.