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Iris brevicaulis Rafinesque. clade: Phaeiris. Short-stemmed Iris, Lamance Iris, Zigzag Iris. Phen: Late Apr-Jun; Jun-Aug. Hab: Swamps, bottomlands, bogs, seeps, marshes. Dist: OH west to KS, south to Panhandle FL and TX.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = AqW, Ar, C, ETx1, F, FNA26, G, GW1, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mo1, Tn, Tx, WH3; = Phaeiris brevicaulis (Raf.) M.B.Crespo, Mart.-Azorín, & Mavrodiev – Crespo, Martínez-Azorín, & Mavrodiev (2015); > Iris foliosa Mack. & Bush – S; > Iris mississippiensis Small – S

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: OBL
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: OBL
  • Great Plains: OBL
  • Midwest: OBL
  • Northcentral & Northeast: OBL

Heliophily: 7

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image of plant© Alan Cressler: Iris brevicaulis, Hannahatchee Wildlife Management Area, Stewart County, Georgia 2 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Sonnia Hill | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Floyd A. Griffith | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Floyd A. Griffith | Original Image ⭷

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