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Author: Georgi Ivanovich Rodionenko, 1961
Origin:  Iran, Iraq, North Caucasus, Georgia, Transcaucasus, Turkey
Soil:  Rich
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  6 Centimetres
Height:  20 Centimetres
Flower:  Blueish-Violet
Propagate:  Seeds/Bulbs
Names:  Iris
Synonyms:  Iris reticulata, M. Bieb.
Iridodictyum hyrcanum, M.B.Crespo, Mart.-Azorín & Mavrodiev.
Iridodictyum reticulatum, Rodion.
Iris hyrcana, Woronow ex Grossh.
Iris reticulata var. bakeriana, Reuthe.
Iris reticulata var. humilis, Foster.
Iris reticulata var. krelagei, Regel.
Iris reticulata var. purpurea, Foster.
Neubeckia reticulata, Alef.
Xiphion krelagi, Klatt.
Xiphion reticulatum, Klatt.

This member of the Iridaceae was given this name by Georgi Ivanovich Rodionenko in 1961. It from Asia Minor, growing in a rich soil to grit with some water and some sun. The bulb will grow to six centimetres in diameter, the plant reaches for 20 centimetres. The large flower are blue-violet with a yellow stripe and spots. It can be reproduced both by bulbs and seeds.

The genera name after the goddess of the rainbow: Iris, due to the many colours of the flowers in the genera. The species name means 'with a grit on the surface'.

Iris cv. katharine hoggkin.