Browsing: Iridaceae

Iridaceae is a family of plants in order Asparagales, taking its name from the Irises, meaning rainbow, referring to its many colors. There are 66 accepted genera with a total of 2244 species worldwide. Members of this family are perennial plants, with a bulb, corm or rhizome. The family name is based on the genus Iris, the largest and best known genus in Europe.

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Crocus vernus (Dutch Crocus)

Crocus vernus (Dutch Crocus) is a perennial up to 8 inches (20 cm) tall, growing from a bulb or corm, with delicate goblet-shaped flowers…


Ferraria uncinata

Ferraria uncinata is a rare and real stunning plant up to 1 foot (30 cm) tall, with blue to violet flowers with brown markings and finely…


Ferraria divaricata

Ferraria divaricata is a flowering plant up to 18 inches (45 cm) tall. It develops an aerial stem which is usually extensively branched in…


Crocus sativus (Saffron Crocus)

Crocus sativus – Saffron Crocus is a perennial plant, up to 6 inches (15 cm) tall. Each corm produces several upright, cup-like, lilac-purple flowers…