Calflora
Taxon  Report   4362    
Iris tenuissima  Dykes  ssp. purdyiformis  (R. C. Foster) L. W. Lenz
Longtube iris,  Purdy's iris, Slender iris, Slender tubed iris
Iris tenuissima ssp. purdyiformis
© 2015 Susan McDougall
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Iris tenuissima ssp. purdyiformis, a monocot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

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Iris tenuissima ssp. purdyiformis
© © 2015 Susan McDougall
Family: IRIDACEAE  
Genus: Iris
Parent: Iris tenuissima
Toxicity: MINOR, DERMATITIS

Serpentine affinity: 1.5; (weak indicator)

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Iris tenuissima var. purdyiformis
More information about  Iris tenuissima ssp. purdyiformis
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

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (IRTEP)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 18, 2018).