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From Biltmore Nurseries, The Iris Catalog, c. 1910: ‘Flowers are wonderfully delicate;soft yellow; very fragrant. For mass planting and for cutting,this variety is unexcelled.”

From Cornell Extension Bulletin 112, 1925: “Color effect a light yellow self. S. martius yellow. F. napthalene yellow, faintly veined olive buff. The beard is fine, dense yellow. This variety is a moderately vigorous grower and has stiff, broad foliage which supports the numerous, high, short-branched flower stalks. The blooms are fair sized, sweet scented, and admirable for early cut flowers. Being one of the older sorts and floriferous, this variety is still recommended for mass plantings. Rating 70.”

Note: Flavescens is a wild collected variety, and was once commonly listed as I. flavescens. However it now recognized to be a naturally occurring hybrid and not a separate species.

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Flavescens

De Candolle, 1813

Iris Class: Bearded
Bearded Class: Tall Bearded
Age: Before 1900
Fall Color: Yellow
Standard Color: Yellow
Pattern: Self
Beard Color: Lemon/Light Yellow
Hybridizer: DeCandolle
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