James Waddick wrote: >> Dennis sent a picture to the list of his Iris. But we don't allow >> attachments so it didn't get through. I've uploaded it to the wiki. >> If you all would like to name it, we could perhaps add it to a page. >> > > Dear Dennis, > I almost mentioned this iris, Iris 'Flavescens' > (http://www.hips-roots.com/photos/flavescens.html) in my list of old > homestead bulbs as I have seen this in places along the roads in KS, > along an old cemetery and sometimes just scattered. > > The color is more true in Denis' pic with a hint of grey to > the pale yellow. > > Regardless of the species sounding name, it is a cultivar of > collected, probably hybrid, origin. > > Old, sturdy and long lasting. Jim W. > Jim! I think that's it! Thank you so much. I never would have figured that out. It's stubborn at setting seeds.... which encourages me to believe it's not a true species... but perhaps an unbalanced hybrid. Anyway, it's nice to finally put a name with the face. Though I've called it Wild Lakota for so long, it'll be hard to stop. Dennis in Cincy, buried under 200 ft. of snow.