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Series Hexagonae (Diels) Lawrence

The botanical series, in the Section Liminiris, that is equivalent to the horticultural class Louisiana Irises. These species share an affinity to moist situations, many growing in shallow water. In the wild the species range from Texas on the West, to Florida in the East, and North to Iowa around the Mississippi river system. They get their name from a center of great diversity within the state of Louisiana, but there may be a second poorly recognized center in Florida. In cultivation These plants can be grown far North into Canada and with proper culture almost everywhere in the USA.

The Series Hexagonae includes the following species:Iris brevicaulis, Iris fulva, Iris giganticaerulea, Iris hexagona, Iris nelsonii, and by some authors some unique Florida species currently under investigation (Iris albispiritas.


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Topic revision: r3 - 24 May 2011, RPries
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