Learning the Native Flowers – A Dwarf Iris

I’d noticed patches of a stubby iris around the campground. These were only five or six inches tall. A neighbor kindly gave me a start last fall and I was delighted that it waited for me to arrive before blooming.

I was curious about this dwarf plant and asked on the Iris Lovers Facebook group. The experts on there said it’s a native iris called cristata. It’s quite different from the tall and stately iris we usually see.

Have you seen these before? It's the native iris called cristata.

Have you seen these before? It’s the native iris called cristata.

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I'm a retired librarian...photographer, online content creator, genealogist, and writer. My passion is convincing people to preserve their family history and to write about their childhood memories.

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One comment on “Learning the Native Flowers – A Dwarf Iris
  1. heytoto says:

    These are lovely. What a treat.

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