Taxon  Report   4360    
Iris tenax  Douglas ex Lindl.  ssp. klamathensis  L. W. Lenz
Klamath iris,  Orleans iris
Iris tenax ssp. klamathensis
© 2012 Dana York
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Iris tenax ssp. klamathensis
© 2012 Dana York
Iris tenax ssp. klamathensis
© 2012 Dana York
Iris tenax ssp. klamathensis, a monocot, is a perennial herb (rhizomatous) that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 4.3 (limited distribution).   8th Edition

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Iris tenax ssp. klamathensis
© 2012 Dana York
Genus: Iris
Parent: Iris tenax
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest


Habitat: disturbed

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

More information about  Iris tenax ssp. klamathensis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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 17, 2019).