Iris lavigata

Iris lavigata

  • Iris lavigata
  • Iris lavigata
  • Iris lavigata
  • Iris lavigata
  • Iris lavigata
  • Iris lavigata
  • Iris lavigata
  • Iris lavigata
  • Iris lavigata
  • Iris lavigata
  • Iris lavigata
  • Iris lavigata
  • Iris lavigata
  • Iris lavigata
  • Iris lavigata
  • Iris lavigata
  • Iris lavigata
  • Iris lavigata
  • Flower name
    Iris lavigata
  • Scientific name
    Iris lavigata
  • Alias杜若, Kakitsubata, Iris lavigata, Japanese iris
  • Place of originJapan, Korean Peninsula, Taiwan, China
  • Place of floweringRice paddies
  • Flowering seasonMay, June
  • Language of flowersgood luck, eloquence

What is Iris lavigata

Iris lavigata, commonly known as Kakitsubata or Japanese iris (scientific name: Iris lavigata) is a cold-tolerant perennial herb (perennial grass) of the genus Iris, which is native to Japan-East Siberian. A classic horticultural plant that has been harvested since the age of Manyoshu, and has been cultivated and bred for a long time. Just before the beginning of the rainy season, the flower stalks grow on the shore and bloom blue-purple (rarely white) flowers. The genus name "Iris" means "(rainbow)" in Greek, and the species minor "lavigata" means "(hairless)". Flower language is "good luck, eloquence". A similar flower has Arctic Iris(Ayame).

The difference between Kakitsubata and Ayame
1) Where it blooms- Ayame blooms in the dry gardens and fields, and the KakitsubataI. lavigata blooms in the shallow waters of the waterfront. 2) The pattern in the center of calyx-the ayame has a leopard pattern, and the kakitsubata has a white line. 3) Leaves-The leaves of the ayame are long and thin, and the leaves of kakitsubata are wide and soft.

General name: Iris lavigata (Kakitsubata), Scientific name: Iris lavigata, also: Japanese iris, Origin: Japan, Korea Peninsula, Eastern Siberia, China, Living type: Cold tolerant perennial herb (perennial), plant height: 50-70 cm, leaf shape: sword-like, flower length: 9-10 cm Flower color: purple, white, flowering period: May to June, application: ornamental.


  • Eye
    Asparagales
  • Family
    Iridaceae
  • Genus
    Iris
  • Species
    I. lavigata
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Monopetal inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Iris-shaped
  • Leaf type
    sword-shaped
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typeperennial plamt
  • Flower colorsBlue Purple
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height50.0 ~ 70.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower9.0 ~ 10.0 cm

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