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Siskiyou Iris
Iris bracteata
  
About Siskiyou Iris (Iris bracteata) 1 Nurseries Carry This Plant Iris bracteata, with common name is Siskiyou iris, is a species of iris. It is endemic to the Klamath Mountains, in Del Norte County, California, and Curry County, Josephine County, and Jackson County, Oregon, in the United States. Its flowers grow singly or paired on a stem, and are usually cream-colored or yellowish with purple or brown veining.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Size
Size
1 - 2 ft tall

Form
Form
Upright

Growth Rate
Growth Rate
Moderate

Flower Color
Flower Color
Yellow, White, Cream, Purple

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Spring

Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Part Shade

Nurseries
Nurseries

Ease of Care
Ease of Care
Moderately Easy

Soil Description
Soil Description
Prefers sandy or loamy soils. Does not grow well in clay soils.

Common uses
Common uses
Groundcovers, Deer Resistant

Propagation
Propagation?
For propagating by seed: No treatment. Sow in early fall outdoors.

Sunset Zones
Sunset Zones?
1, 2, 3, 4*, 5*, 6*, 7*, 14*, 15*, 16*, 17*, 18, 19, 20, 21

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Sunny meadow openings or shady coniferous forests. Grows most often in partial shade in well-drained moist to semi dry soil.

Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 59.1" - 152.0", Summer Precipitation: 1.39" - 5.72", Coldest Month: 35.3" - 50.0", Hottest Month: 53.5" - 74.5", Humidity: 0.51" - 24.89", Elevation: 36" - 6072"


Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora


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