Iris verna var. smalliana


Rhodora 49: 214. 1947.

Common names: Upland violet iris
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 379.

Rhizomes 1.3 cm between offshoots, forming very dense clumps. Leaf blades 0.5–1.3 cm wide. Capsules 2–3.2 cm. 2n = 42.

Phenology: Flowering mid Apr–mid May.
Habitat: Acid soil, semishaded or open woodlands


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Ala., Ark., Fla., Ga., Ky., Md., Miss., N.C., Ohio, Pa., S.C., Tenn., Va., W.Va.


J. K. Small (1929b) illustrated this taxon as the “mountain form” of Iris verna, without giving it an infraspecific name. In 1933 he did not mention it at all and placed the species in Neubeckia.

Lower Taxa

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Upland violet iris +
Ala. +, Ark. +, Fla. +, Ga. +, Ky. +, Md. +, Miss. +, N.C. +, Ohio +, Pa. +, S.C. +, Tenn. +, Va. +  and W.Va. +
Acid soil, semishaded or open woodlands +
Flowering mid Apr–mid May. +
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Neubeckia verna +
Iris verna var. smalliana +
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