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Yellow standards and chestnut colored falls, wiry stems. In conjunction with I. pallida, I. variegata stands behind almost all TB diploids, and most tetraploids. Due to its distinctive coloration, it is recognizable in paintings from as early as the 15th century. Native to Hungary, the Balkans and SE Europe.

Provenance: Image 1 from Wildwood Gardens(Will Plotner), AIS Convention 2006.

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I. Variegata

Linnaeus, collected 1753

Iris Class: Bearded
Bearded Class: Intermediate Bearded
Age: Before 1900
Fall Color: Brown/Rust
Standard Color: Yellow
Pattern: Variegata
Beard Color: Lemon/Light Yellow
Hybridizer: Linnaeus
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