Iridaceae - iris family
Species that grow without cultivation on Mount Desert Island

compiled by the
Champlain Project - P. O. Box 55 - Bass Harbor, Maine  04653
info@vfthomas.com

(updated 15 August 2018)


Iridaceae - iris family
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Mount Desert Island is home to 3 species in 2 genera that grow without cultivation. Click on a link below or scroll down for more information.
   Iris (2 species)
      Iris hookeri - beach-head iris (uncommon1)
      Iris versicolor - blue iris (common)
   Sisyrinchium (1 species)
      Sisyrinchium montanum - strict blue-eyed-grass (common)




leaf width petal markings
Iris 5–30 mm spotted or streaked
Sisyrinchium 0.8–5 mm no noticeable spots


Iris (iris)
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leaf width petal length
Iris hookeri 5–14 mm 10–20 mm
Iris versicolor 10–30 mm 20–50 mm

Iris hooker (beach-head iris) - [information to be added]

Iris versicolor (blue iris) - [information to be added]

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Sisyrinchium (blue-eyed-grass)
[information to be added]

Sisyrinchium montanum (strict blue-eyed-grass) - [information to be added]
   
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Note:
   1Frequency designations are from Mittelhauser, Glen H., Linda L. Gregory, Sally C. Rooney, and Jill E. Webber. 2010. The Plants of Acadia National Park. Orono, Maine: The University of Maine Press.