Wild Flowers Provence

Identify wild flowers, trees, shrubs, orchids and other plants in Provence, France.

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Iris unguicularis

Iris d’Algérie
Algerian Iris

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

purple

Flower size

50-80 mm

Flowering months

February,

March

Leaf type

Linear

Height

30 cm

Description

This plant is native to the eastern Mediterranean and North Africa, introduced into France. A rhizomatous perennial.

The earliest flowering Iris in the region, blooming in late December and early January in some years.

Lightly shaded, rocky habitat.

Flowers

The fragrant flowers are lilac or purple with a central beard of yellow.

Leaves

Linear narrow blade leaf, like grass. Long, slender, evergreen leaves.

Fruits Seeds

Pod: containing seeds.

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