Iris virginica 'Contraband Girl'

James Waddick
Tue, 10 Mar 2015 09:21:10 PDT
Dear All,

	The  name ‘Contraband Girl’ is formally registered by the AIS as BOTH a Louisiana Iris (1953) and as a form of I. virginica (1992). 

	This is obvioulsy a problem in registration. Hard to determine why the registrar accepted this name in 1992 since the name was already in use and valid.

	There is a possibility that the plant registered in 1953 was not actually a LA iris, but mis-identified by the registrant. This is hinted at in the AIS wiki entry for the I. virginica. (… <…>) If this is true, both names apply to the same variety, but the plant is actually an I. virginica selection. The 1992 registration may have been a correction to the 1953 identification.

	I wonder if the 1953 ‘LA' Iris with this name is still in commerce or gardens anywhere. 		Needs some further study. 		Best		Jim W.

> On Mar 10, 2015, at 10:29 AM, Sean Zera <> wrote:
> The correct 'Contraband Girl' was registered in 1953 as a Louisiana
> collected from the wild.

James Waddick
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