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■ (Spec) 'Foetidissima Variegata'


'Foetidissima Variegata' (Bertrand Farr, 1912). Scarlet seeded. The clone seen in commerce has longitudinal stripes down the length of the leaf. The half of the leaf proximal to the center of the fan is creamy white and the distal half is dark green. Occasionally there will be a leaf with a line of green in the white or vice versa. Presumably the flower is the typical greyish lavender. Gior. d'Ort. 8: 239. 1862; Salbach 1862. a variety of Iris foetidissima L.

Note: under today's rules for the Horticultural Code of Nomenclature using Latin names are banned, but this was in the 1939 checklist before those rules were in place.

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-- BobPries - 2011-03-07
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Foetidissima_var_allthingsiris.jpgjpg Foetidissima_var_allthingsiris.jpg manage 37 K 11 Sep 2014 - 16:03 BobPries All Things Iris photo
foeti02.jpgjpg foeti02.jpg manage 77 K 25 Apr 2015 - 12:45 TerryLaurin Photo by Aitken's Salmon Creek Garden
Topic revision: r7 - 15 Sep 2016, BobPries
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