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Sunday, May 27, 2012

Purdy's Iris - a beautiful inland cousin to Douglas Iris

Purdy's Iris, Iris purdyi, is found in Northern California coastal ranges. Emily Nelson found a beautiful blossom growing amidst poison oak on Mountain View Road.

 These California natives are found from Sonoma county north to Trinity county. What a treat to see these beauties. Thanks to Emily for allowing me to share her photos with you here.


Richard said...

Lotsa info on Carl Purdy at

Jeanne Jackson said...

Thanks for the link, Richard. Sometimes it's a good idea to stop and think about who the plant was named after.