Iris brevicaulis is blooming in the garden this week, so I've added an image to the wiki. Please take a look at: http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/index.php/… This species has big flowers on low stems and is an interesting addition to the border. Here it blooms with the Japanese irises, which makes it one of the later blooming irises. In my experience this is a tough, tolerant, easily grown plant which seems to grow well in ordinary garden soil without additional moisture. Jim McKenney Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where the earliest lilies are already over and the main season Asiatic hybrids are beginning to bloom in numbers and variety.