Mar. 27, 2022

Spanish iris, Iris pallida

Spanish iris together with Iris variegata are the parents of our popular bearded iris. Bearded iris began as a fertile natural hybrid. Now of course they're anything but natural. As originally begat, they displayed a range of the natural features of the parents. Thanks in this instance to Beal Gardens at Michigan State U, we can get a glimpse of where it all started. Or you might have seen Spanish iris wild in AR, CA, GA, IN, KY, LA, MO, TX, or ON. Beal Gardens MSU, 6/5/20. Iris family, Iridaceae.