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Iris laevigata ‘Variegata’

 

Japanese Water Iris

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassLiliopsidaMonocots (plants with a single seed leaf); includes the lily family
SubclassLiliidaeIncludes lilies, orchids, and many others
OrderAsparagalesA diverse group that includes asparagus
FamilyIridaceaeIris family—perennial plants that grow from bulbs—also includes crocuses, gladiolas, and the genus Moraea
GenusIrisLatin for “iris”
SpecieslaevigataSmooth or slippery, lustrous or shining
Cultivar‘Variegata’

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Iris laevigata ‘Variegata’ description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 28 Jun 2012.

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Iris laevigata (Japanese Water Iris)

6/17/2012 · Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, ME
≈ 12 × 17" (29 × 44 cm)

Iris laevigata (Japanese Water Iris)

6/17/2012 · Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, ME
≈ 10 × 15" (26 × 39 cm)