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In botanical taxonomy, a genus is a group of closely related plant species.
A genus may contain one or more plant species.
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Iris
Family Iridaceae
Name Iris Spp.
Common Name Iris
Etymology
Iris From Latin iris meaning rainbow, referring to the many and varied colours of its flowers.

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Bearded Iris
Dutch Iris
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Iris is a genus of rhizomateous or bulbous perennials, commonly grown by gardeners. The flowers have six petals, three that point up (standards) and three that curve down (falls). They come in a wide variety of colours and some have two or more colours on a flower.

rhizome
A usually horizontal stem (sometimes underground)
that grows new roots and shoots along its length
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rhizome
A usually horizontal stem (sometimes underground)
that grows new roots and shoots along its length
see also Bulbs, Corms and Tubers.
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 Bearded Iris


Dark Purple
Name Iris germanica
Common Name Bearded Iris
Etymology
germanica From Germany (Latinised).

The bearded iris is perhaps the most widely grown Iris. It grows a fan of leaves from a horizontal rhizome, usually located on the surface of the soil. Most cultivars have been bred from Iris germanica.



Dark Purple

Light Purple Bud

Light Purple

Light Purple

Brown

Brown
bulb
An underground shoot with thickened leaf bases
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bulb
An underground shoot with thickened leaf bases
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 Dutch Iris


Grey Yellow
Name Iris Spp.
Common Name Dutch Iris
Etymology
xiphium From Greek xiphos meaning sword.
latifolia From Latin latus meaning wide, and Latin folium meaning leaves.
tingitana From Tangier (Latinised).

Dutch iris has been expensively bred in Holland mainly from Spanish species such as, Iris xiphium, Iris latifolia and Iris tingitana. It grows from a bulb and is dormant in the summer.



Grey Yellow

Grey Yellow

Purple Yellow

Purple Yellow

Double Purple

Blue

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