Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

(Iris Family)

The Iridaceae, mostly temperate and tropical species, are represented mostly as ornamentals in the U.S., but there are 5 genera native to this country. They are perennial from rhizomes or bulbs with sheathing leaves. The fruit is a capsule.

Iris missouriensis (Iris)
Sisyrinchium arizonicum (Arizona Blue Eyed Grass)
Sisyrinchium demissum (Stiff Blue Eyed Grass)

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