Bearded Iris

Scientific Name: Iris x germanica

Family: Iridaceae

Height: 2-3 ft.

Spread: 1-2 ft

Bloom Time: June

Native Range: Probably southern Europe and Mediterranean, hybridized in gardens

Ecological Value: None

Human Value: Ornamental. All parts are poisonous.

Our irises were rescued from the house next door when it was being renovated. The entire yard was cleared to dirt, but I was allowed to dig up the plants that could be saved and move them to our lot.

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