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(LA) 'Mississippiensis'

1931, Alexander

'Mississippiensis' (Edward J. Alexander, 1931), South and Central Louisiana. Flower stalk 4-8" (10-20 cm) very zig-zag, flowering from near the base, but usually with a basal leaf-like bract below the inflorescence, the internodes short, flowers 2 together in the terminal involucre and usually 1 in the two to four lateral involucres: hypanthium covering the ovary sharply 6-angled: sepals recurved or recurved-spreading, 6-7 cm. long, the claw white, the veins brownish-olive, the blade lavender to lavender-violet (white in albinos), suborbicular to orbicular-ovate, its base tapering, the crest yellow, often with a small lateral blotch of yellow, but all surrounded by a radial zone of white interveined with pale violet, extending well out nearly to the middle of the blade: petals lavender or lavender-violet, the basal third and half the channel white, scarcely clawed; Alex. in Bot.Int. Irid. Pl, Gulf States 348. N.Y. 1931. [Iris brevicaulis Rafinesque].

NOTE: Also listed in Species web: I. mississippiensis.

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