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(LA) 'Rosipurpurea'

1931, Alexander

'Rosipurpurea' (Edward Johnston Alexander, R. 1931). Vinic; Color Class-R1M; "Tepals [falls] recurved-spreading, within, the claw apparently cream, but obscured by a profusion of red-violet streaks and pencilings except on the median ridge, the blade dull rose-violet, very much veined darker, especially on the lower portion, which is in addition well streaked and flushed with lavender, the crest dark-lemon, the laterals on either side almost obliterated by the dark brown-purple veins which at this point come very close together; without, light reddish-violet, the crest and claw overlain pale-olive, the claw brown-purple streaked: petals [standards] light, purplish-rose within, outside, lavender, with a bluish midflush: style-branches light lavender-rose, the wings white below, the white gradually narrowing to a margin above; appendages [stylecrests] light, purplish-magenta, irregularly somewhat shallow toothed: anther-tips equaling the stigmas." As described by Alexander under the name Iris rosipurpurea. [Collected Louisiana Iris].

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