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Iris giganticaerulea Small. clade: Phaeiris. Giant Blue Iris. Phen: Mar-Apr. Hab: Marshes and swamps. Dist: Panhandle FL (L. Anderson, pers.comm., 2021) west to e. TX.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Synonymy: = K3, K4; = Phaeiris giganticaerulea (Small) M.B.Crespo, Mart.-Azorín, & Mavrodiev – Crespo, Martínez-Azorín, & Mavrodiev (2015); > Iris alticristata Small – S; > Iris aurilinea Alexander – S; > Iris citricristata Small – S; > Iris elephantina Small – S; > Iris fluviatilis Small – S; < Iris giganticaerulea Small – FNA26, K1; > Iris miraculosa Small – S; > Iris paludicola Alexander – S; > Iris parvicaerulea Alexander – S; > Iris rivularis Small – S; > Iris venulosa Alexander – S; > Iris wherryana Small – S

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: OBL (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Great Plains: OBL (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)

Heliophily: 6

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