Iris verna Linnaeus var. smalliana Fernald ex M.E. Edwards. clade: Gattenhofia. Phen: Apr-May; Jun-early Aug. Hab: Dry to somewhat moist, rocky or sandy woodlands and forests. Dist: Sc. PA and WV south to w. NC, e. TN, n. GA, se. GA, Panhandle FL, and AL; disjunct in Ouachita Mountains of AR.
Origin/Endemic status: Endemic
Taxonomy Comments: See Fernald (1947) and Small (1931) for discussion of these two taxa, treated as varieties but warranting species rank.
Synonymy: = Ar, F, FNA26, K1, K3, K4, Pa, RAB, Tn, Va, W, WH3, WV; = Gattenhofia verna (L.) Medik. var. smalliana (Fernald ex M.E.Edwards) M.B.Crespo, Mart.-Azorín, & Mavrodiev – Crespo, Martínez-Azorín, & Mavrodiev (2015); < Iris verna L. – C, G, Mo1; < Neubeckia verna (L.) Alef. – S