New York Metropolitan Flora

Genus: Iris

Iris prismatica

Iris prismatica Pursh

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Iris versicolor

Iris prismatica Pursh

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Iris pseudacorus

Iris prismatica Pursh

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Last Modified 02/07/2013

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Iris Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 1: 38. 1753.

List of Iris Species

References to Iris

  • . The Iris family.
  • Anderson, E. 1928. The problem species in Northern Blue Flags, Iris versicolor L. and Iris virginica L. Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 15: 241-332.
  • Anderson, E. 1936. The problem of Iris. Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 23: 457-509.
  • Cody, W. J. 1961. Iris pseudacorus L. escaped from cultivation in Canada. Canad. Field-Naturalist 75: 139-142.
  • Dalton, P. A. 1983. Aquatic and wetland plants of the Arnold Arboretum. Arnoldia (Jamaica Plain) 43: 7-44.
  • Dykes, W. R. 1913. The genus Iris. Dover Publications, Inc., New York.
  • Foster, R. C. 1937. A cyto-taxonomic survey of the North American species of Iris. Contr. Gray Herb. 119: 1-82.
  • Goldblatt, P. 2008. Iridaceae 'Out of Australasia'? Phylogeny, biogeography, and divergence time based on plastid DNA sequences. Syst. Bot. 33: 495-508.
  • Hannan, G. L.; Orick, M. W 2000. Isozyme diversity in Iris cristata and the threatened glacial endemic I. lacustris (Iridaceae). Amer. J. Bot. 87: 293-301.
  • Lawrence, G. H. M. 1953. A reclassification of the genus Iris. Gentes Herb. 8: 346-371.
  • Mathew, B. 1989. The iris. Batsford, London.
  • Tillie, N. 2001. Molecular studies in the genus Iris L.: a preliminary study. Ann. Bot. (Roma) 1: 105-112.
  • Wilson, C. A. 2009. Phylogenetic relationships among the recognized series in Iris section Limniris. Syst. Bot. 34: 277-284.
  • Wilson, C. A. 2011. Subgeneric classification in Iris re-examined using chloroplast sequence data. Taxon 60: 27-35.
  • Wilson, C. A. 2004. Phylogeny of Iris based on chloroplast matK gene and trnK intron sequence data. Molec. Phylogenet. Evol. 33: 402-412.
  • Wilson, C. A. 2006. Patterns of evolution in characters that define Iris subgenera and sections. Aliso 22: 425-433.