Iris

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COMMON NAME:  iris
GENUS:  Iris
SPECIES, HYBRIDS, CULTIVARS:
There are over 200 known species of iris. Some of the most popular garden irises include {in order of succession of bloom}:  I. reticulata, Dutch, dwarf bearded, Siberian, Spuria, Louisiana, Japanese.
FAMILY:  Iridaceae
BLOOMS:  spring-summer
TYPE:  perennial
DESCRIPTION:  The bearded irises are composed of standards {petals that stand upright} and falls {petals that hang downward}. The beards are in the center of the falls. Bearded irises are tall and stately, bloom in May and June, and can be found in nearly any color except clear red. The leaves are flat, pointed, and sword-shaped.
The beardless iris differs from the bearded in that the petals are all more horizontal, rather than up-and-down. It, of course, lacks a beard, has smaller blossoms and has leaves that are narrow and almost reedlike. There are much less color and size variation among the…

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