Taxon  Report   4361    
Iris tenuissima  Dykes
Iris,  Longtube iris, Slender iris
Iris tenuissima
© 2013 Ron Clark
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Iris tenuissima
© 2005 George W. Hartwell
Iris tenuissima
© 2009 Julie Kierstead Nelson
Iris tenuissima, a monocot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

Interactive Distribution Map

Observation Hotline
(observation details)

point, line, or polygon

Plant Characteristics
and Associations

Bloom Period
Iris tenuissima
© 2013 Julie Kierstead Nelson
Genus: Iris
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Mixed Evergreen Forest, Northern Oak Woodland, Foothill Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest


Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Iris tenuissima
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

ITIS Original Publication citation


Search the International Plants Names Index

Search (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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 20, 2019).