Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Blackberry-lily - Iris domestica   (L.) Goldblatt & Mabberley
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Author(L.) Goldblatt & Mabberley
DistributionPiedmont and low Mountains. First collected in NC in 1921 at Tryon Mountain, Polk County, by Donald Culross Peattie.

Native of western Asia; in N.A. CT to SD and south to FL and LA.
AbundanceRare to uncommon.
HabitatShallow soil of granitic flatrock margins, ledge tops, dry scrub oak woods, woodland openings, cemeteries, roadsides.
PhenologyFlowering and fruiting June-August.
IdentificationBlackberry Lily is distinctive among our irises on several counts. The leaves are 2-ranked, leaves are generally falcate (curved), the flowers are relatively small and all tepals are the same size and spread widely, orange to reddish, and fruits are black and ovoid.
Taxonomic CommentsLong known as Belamcanda chinensis.

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