-basal leaves, 2-ranked
-3 parted, 3 stamens, 3 fused carpels, inferior ovary.
T. Gosliner, S. Whelan, M. Hannibal, S. Imazumi
R. Crowe, E. Hinman, T. Pollak, J. Woods
Forest stream bank
White flower with purple veination and a yellow streak down the middle of the petal. Plants in varying stages of maturity.
Part of a native planting/restoration outside the California Academy of Science in Golden Gate Park
Notice the characters for Douglas Iris:
1) reddish bases to leaves
2) droopy leaves
3) different colors on both sides
4) >1cm floral tube before petals branch off
The Douglas Iris, Iris douglasiana, is a common and attractive wildflower of the coastal regions of Northern and Central California and southern Oregon. The names Iris beecheyana and I. watsoniana have also been used for this plant, but Iris douglasiana has precedence.