Taxon  Report   10018    
Iris tenax  Douglas ex Lindl.
Toughleaf iris
Iris tenax
© 2006 Shawn DeCew
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Iris tenax
© 2012 Dana York
Iris tenax
© 2011 Aaron Arthur
Iris tenax, a monocot, is a perennial herb (rhizomatous) that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

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Iris tenax
© 2012 Dana York
Genus: Iris
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest


Habitat: disturbed

Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

More information about  Iris tenax
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria


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website references from Google

Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Nov 15, 2018).

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