Back in the fall we planted these bulbs in the side-yard addition of the flower garden. This iris is native to parts of Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Russia, so definitely not an American native. However, it is still quite a lovely bulb that I’m glad we planted.
The flowers stay well below the length of the leaves, creating a little hide-and-seek effect.
The coloring on the flowers is also quite delightful, deep blueish-purple with the bright yellow markings in the middle.
I’m glad we planted this species in our garden and that it is such an early bloomer, adding some color when winter is almost over.