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(SPEC) 'Marplei'

1931, Alexander

‘Marplei’. ( Edward Johnston Alexander, R. 1931). Vinicolores Section; B; “Flower-stalk erect, stout, rigid: sepals spreading, the claw lemon-yellow, veined pale yellow-green, its wings veined violet-brown and dotted with red-violet, the blade plum-color or nearly maroon with a darker central band, the crest deep-yellow with a median brown line on the lower portion, notched at the tip, with 2-4 very broad prominent yellow laterals on either side, each, however, separated by bands of brown-red, the tips of all laterals and the crest together outline a broad radial triangle: petals and style-branches plum-color: The crest of this species is the most unusual of the Louisiana group, causing a very striking perianth.” [Collected Louisiana Iris.].

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Topic revision: r2 - 12 Feb 2016, Harloiris
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