Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Iris verna Linnaeus var. smalliana Fernald ex M.E. Edwards. clade: Gattenhofia. Upland Dwarf Iris. 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

Syn: = Ar, F, FNA26, K1, K3, K4, Pa, RAB, Tn, Va, W, WH3, WV; = Gattenhofia verna var. smalliana – Crespo, Martínez-Azorín, & Mavrodiev (2015); < Iris verna – C, G, Mo1; < Neubeckia verna – S

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