Fw: Shilka orchid iris

James Waddick jwaddick@kc.rr.com
Tue, 04 Jul 2006 15:28:02 PDT
Dear Fred;
	I did some research here and meant to reply earlier.
	UNfortunately it beats me. I can locate Shilka, but no 
orchid-like iris - Maybe I. laevigata with a large and  more purple 
flower. Not much. 		Jim W.

ps - Now I see your ID as I dichotoma.  Although the typical flowers 
are sort of 'orchid' in color, they are among the smaller iris 
flowers native there. There are numerous flowers per stalk and held 
high above the foliage in mid-summer at a time when no other iris is 
likely to be blooming. They are very hardy. I have seen them in Inner 
Mongolia in abundance.

Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Ph.    816-746-1949
Zone 5 Record low -23F
	Summer 100F +

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