Iris verna L. var. verna

Locations ofIris verna L. var. verna in Virginia

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Botanical Name
Iris verna L. var. verna
Common Name
Coastal Plain Dwarf Iris
Flora of Virginia Name/Status
Iris verna L. var. verna
Map currently incomplete pending a more thorough examination of herbarium specimens. Iris verna var. verna has a more coastal distribution compared to var. smalliana, which is primarily an inland/Appalachian taxon. it is distinguished by its relatively narrow leaves and long, slender, scaly rhizomes. See also partial map for var. smalliana and the species-level map for I. verna.
Wet to dry, sandy forests, sandhill woodlands, clearings, and roadsides. Infrequent to locally common in the s. and c. Coastal Plain, infrequent in the adjacent outer Piedmont.
Native Status

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