Taxon: Iris versicolor L.

 
Genus: Iris
Subgenus: Limniris
Section: Limniris
Family: Iridaceae
Subfamily: Iridoideae
Tribe: Irideae
Nomen number: 20440
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:39. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification:
Name Verified on: 24-Aug-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 01-Dec-2004
Species priority site is: Ornamental Plant Germplasm Center (OPGC)
Accessions: 2 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Zander ed13)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals ()
  • Weed: ()

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • EASTERN CANADA: Canada [New Brunswick, Newfoundland (incl. Labrador), Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec]
    • WESTERN CANADA: Canada [Manitoba (s.)]
    • NORTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont]
    • NORTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Minnesota, Wisconsin]
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Maryland, Virginia]


    Cultivated (also cult.)

    Naturalized

    Europe
    • NORTHERN EUROPE: United Kingdom


References:

  1. Webster's third new international dictionary. (Websters Dict)
  2. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  3. American Herbal Products Association Herbs of commerce. 1992 (Herbs Commerce)
  4. Botanical Society of the British Isles BSBI taxon database (on-line resource). (BSBI)
  5. Britton, N. L. & A. Brown An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British possessions, ed. 3. (IllF N US Can)
  6. Crow, G. E. & C. B. Hellquist Aquatic and wetland plants of northeastern North America, 2 vol. 2000 (Aquat NE NAmer)
  7. Duke, J. A. et al. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. 2002 (CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  8. Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  9. FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. (F NAmer)
  10. Gleason, H. A. & A. Cronquist Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada, ed. 2. 1991 (Glea Cron ed2)
  11. Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  12. Kingsbury, J. M. Poisonous plants of the United States and Canada. (Kingsbury)
  13. Magee, D. W. & H. E. Ahles Flora of the Northeast. A manual of the vascular flora of New England and adjacent New York. (F NE US)
  14. Mathew, B. The Iris. (Iris) 104.
  15. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  16. Munro, D. B. Canadian poisonous plants information system (on-line resource). (Can Poison Pl)
  17. Ohio Flora Committee (E. L. Braun, T. S. Cooperrider, T. R. Fisher, J. J. Furlow) The vascular flora of Ohio. (F Ohio)
  18. Ownbey, G. B. & T. Morley Vascular plants of Minnesota: a checklist and atlas. 1991 (L Minn)
  19. Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  20. Rhoads, A. F. & T. A. Block The plants of Pennsylvannia. An illustrated manual. 2000 (F Penn)
  21. Scoggan, H. J. The flora of Canada, 4 vol. (F Canada)
  22. Sell, P. & G. Murrell Flora of Great Britain and Ireland. (F GB Ire)
  23. Seymour, F. The flora of New England. (F NEng)
  24. Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. Flora europaea. (F Eur)
  25. Voss, E. Michigan flora. (F Mich)
  26. Waddick, J. W. & Zhao Yu-tang Iris of China. 1992 (Iris China)
  27. Wherry, E. T. et al. Atlas of the flora of Pennsylvania. (Atlas Penn)

Check other web resources for Iris versicolor L. :

Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?20440. Accessed 21 April 2018.