Calflora
Taxon  Report   4345    
Iris chrysophylla  Howell
Golden leaved iris,  Yellowleaf iris
Iris chrysophylla
© 2003 Dianne Fristrom
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Iris chrysophylla
© 2008 Keir Morse
Iris chrysophylla
© 2014 John Doyen
Iris chrysophylla, a monocot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is found only slightly beyond California borders.

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Iris chrysophylla
© 2011 Chris Wagner
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest

Toxicity: MINOR, DERMATITIS

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Iris tenax ssp. chrysophylla
More information about  Iris chrysophylla
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (IRCH)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Oct 16, 2018).

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