Iris spuria

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaIridaceaeIrisIris spuria


A rhizomatous perennial herb which is grown in gardens and is naturalised in grassy places, by ditches, on banks and on roadside verges. It also occurs as a relic of cultivation. Lowland.



World Distribution

Native of Europe and W. Asia; it has a disjunct distribution made up from the ranges of several rather uncommon subspecies.

Distribution information

JNCC Designations


PLANTATT - Attributes of British and Irish plants. (.zip 1455KB) This dataset was compiled and published in 2004, and last updated in November 2008. Download includes an Excel spreadsheet of the attributes, and a PDF explaining the background and nomenclature. Note that the PDF version is the booklet as published, whereas the Excel spreadsheet incorporates subsequent corrections. A hardcopy can be purchased from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.

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