(First upload on June 28 2018. Last on September 16 2018) [ 日本語 | English ]

Iris L. used for gardening

Mount Usu / Sarobetsu post-mined peatland
From left: Crater basin in 1986 and 2006. Cottongrass / Daylily

Iris L. (アヤメ)
  • I. xiphium L. (スペインアヤメ)

I. germanica L.

Doitsu-ayame (ドイツアヤメ, 独逸菖蒲/文目/綾目), German iris or tall bearded iris
⇒ Cultivar crossed by a few Iris species: no native species

introduced to Japan in Meiji Era

Lifeform: bulbil, perennial forb
Use: gardening
Flower: purple - white - yellow
I. lactea Pall.
Neji-ayame (ネジアヤメ, 捩菖蒲/文目/綾目)
Habitat: xeric grasslands
Distribution: China - Korea

- var. chinensis (Fisch.) Koidz., discarded


Iris used for gardening in Hokkaido

I. germanica L.

Iris1 Iris2 Iris3
Iris4 Iris5 Iris6
[1/2] in a house garden, N20/W2, North Ward, Sapporo, on June 4 2018. [3] escaped to Ono Pond (大野池), Hokkaido University, on June 4 2018. [4-6] in a small flower garden under a street tree in N18/W4, North Ward, Sapporo, on June 4 2018.

I. lactea Pall.

Iris1 Iris2 Iris3
[1/2] in the animal and plant park, Changchun City, Jilin Prvince, northeastern China, on June 6 2017.