Blue Iris needs ID

Kenneth Hixson
Thu, 08 Jun 2006 00:18:08 PDT
Dear Members:
         Joe wrote:
>They grew in clumps and when I dug down I could see they were bulb-type
>irises.  They grew alongside the road where water would collect from rains
>and snow melt.

         Please excuse my ignorance.  I've never grown Iris missouriensis,
but every reference I've seen describes it as rhizomateous, one
even going to the extent of saying "extensively rhizomateous".
Does Iris missouriensis in fact have a bulbous form?
         The habitat description fits I. missouriensis, but if it isn't
a bulb, this must be some other plant--maybe Iris family, but
not I. missouriensis.


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