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Iris tenax - Oregon Iris - Fresh Seeds
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Iris tenax - Oregon Iris - Fresh Seeds

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IRIS TENAX - OREGON IRIS

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Iris tenax is a species ofIris native to southwestern Washington and northwestern Oregon. It isknown as the Tough-leaved Iris or Oregon Iris. It occurs alongroadsides and in grasslands and forest openings at low to middleelevations. One subspecies is also known from northern California.Like most irises, it has large and showy flowers. The flowers bloom inmid to late spring and are usually lavender-blue to purple, but bloomsin white, yellow, pink, and orchid shades are known to sometimesoccur. The leaves are very slender for an iris, seldom over 5 mmbroad; the plant is often mistaken for a type of grass when not inbloom. Its rhizomes spread slowly, causing the plant to grow in atight clump.Its specific name (tenax) means "tough" or "tenacious" and is inreference to the strong, fibrous leaves of the plant, which were usedby indigenous peoples for braiding into snares and other cordage.Suitable for Zones 7 - 10, this is slightly less hardy than most otherIrises.

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