bearded iris, German iris, common flag, • Manipuri: কোম্বীৰৈ Kombirei; 


Brown Iris (12/08/10 NSJ) – efloraofindia | Google Groups : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)

Brown Iris for ID.
Photographed in a garden at Darjiling in Apr-09.

Some Garden variety I hope!!

Yes … Some cultivar of I. germanica

Thank You … for ID. In fact the plant was located in a well maintained garden. It must be a garden variety.


Copper Iris Flower : Attachments (1). 3 posts by 2 authors.
Attached herewith a brown variety of Iris flower. Whether it is known as Copper Iris.
Pl confirm. The photo was taken at Darjeeling.

Appears like it from pix at: http://www.pbase.com/kathy0000/image/43934035,
though other pix of Iris fulva (Copper Iris) at http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/60460/ & Missouri Plants differ in colouration. Is this because of different varieties?


Iris-germanica? from my garden in Ritterhude:
Last year I had sent a foto which was identified as Iris-germanica or beared german iris. The one from last year is not flowering yet, but another one has two flowers and tow buds.
Is this also Iris-germanica?
Fotos taken last week (KW 19 – 2011) (15.5.11)

Yes … One of the commonest Irises in Kashmir. Many species of Iris are grown in graveyards in Kashmir, and locally known as MAZAAR MOND (MAZAAR: Graveyard, MOND: root or swollen underground part, mostly rhizome in this case; Mond is also the Kashmiri name of Knol khol or Kohlrabi).

Iris germanica from Kashmir: 
Iris germanica
, the most popular Iris grown in gardens in variety of colours. Commonly grown on graveyards in Kashmir. Photographed from Srinagar Kashmir.


Iris Germanica:
Iris Germanica from Nubra Valley, Ladakh. Kindly confirm ID. Photo taken in June 11


Iris photographed at a garden in Nubra Valley, Ladakh. Photo taken in June 2011. ID requested.

I think Iris germanica

Is this ornamental or wild?

As the plant was located in a well cultivated and developed garden of a resort, it appears that it an ornamental variety.

Iris germanica, the commonest cultivated Iris

Plants For id/validation-04: Iris 2 for id from CPRI, Shimla : Attachments (3). 3 posts by 2 authors.
This Iris sp. was shot from Central Potato Research Institute, Shimla.. please help in id.. at least one of the two plants posted can be Iris kumaonensis.. if not this one..

Looks like I. germanica. I kemaonensis is a very small plant with stem hardly visible above group and leaves much narrow. We luckily found and confirmed it while climbing towards Chandrashila Chandrashila above Tungnath on this trip.
While photographing Iris never miss on beard (if present), length of perianth tube, leaves and rootstock.

Thanks a lot Sir, hopefully you will soon share Iris kemaonensis from the trip.. will try to keep a close record of the aspects you have mentioned for this plant, whenever I see this the next time.


Ladakh Plants – ID Request1 – 20Jun09:SJ : 8 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (2)
I had seen photos of this Iris so it was thrilling to see the real one. Please help with the sp, of this Iris.

Some Iris Sp from Iridaceae family..

I agree with … These are orchid flowers Iris. Probably the petals have burnt up or matured. There are about three species of Iris in Himalayas. I will post my pictures taken near Rohtang Pass soon.

Thank you for your helpful response.
I remember some images my brother took of a similar flower from the Shimla Flower Show last year and it was labelled Copper Iris. The ones I saw and photographed in Leh were fresh – the yellow of the petals was not because they were dry.
Look forward to your images from Rohtang Pass.

Iris, more probably I. germanica. It is commonly grown on graveyards in Kashmir valley and Ladakh.

Thank you, … Its interesting to know that I.germanica is grown in graveyards, though the one I photographed was in a hotel garden. Any idea why they are grown in graveside?

Several species of Iris including I. kashmiriana, I. germanica, I. aurea, I. spurea and I. nepalensis are commonly grown in Kashmir to decorate graveyards.

in Ritterhude, Germany in June 2010; Gulmarg on June 20, 2010;  Lilie from my garden in Ritterhude —3 – efloraofindia | Google Groups


Id for this Iris species found on graveyards of kashmir valley: 1 high resolution image.

Iris germanica


Iris germiniaca:
Here is the Iris sp. from Ganderbal Kashmir, J&k

Yes, very common in Kashmir, good image.



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