Iris nigricans

Iris nigricans

national flower : Jordan

  • Iris nigricans
  • Iris nigricans
  • Flower name
    Iris nigricans
  • Scientific name
    Iris nigricans
  • Alias
  • Place of originendemic to Jordan
  • Place of floweringSpecific area
  • Flowering seasonMarch, April
  • Language of flowersWonderful encounter

What is Iris nigricans

Iris nigricans, or commonly called black Iris (scientific name: Iris nigricans), endemic to Jordan, is a rhizomatous deciduous perennial herb of the iris family. It is the national flower of Jordan. The black iris is 35-40 cm tall, with broadly sword-shaped, 8 cm wide, recurved leaves.
Although Jordan is a country of mountains, valleys, and deserts, the black iris blooms in March and April, when the conditions are right: well-drained sandy soil, at least 8 hours of sunlight, and temperatures that are not too low. It is an endangered species.

Common name: Iris nigricans, scientific name: Iris nigricans, habitat: well-drained sandy soil, at least 8 hours of sunlight, and not too warm. Height: 35-40 cm, Leaf shape: broadly sword-shaped, leaf width: 8 cm, Flower diameter: 12-15 cm, Flowering season: March-April, Flower color: black-purple, Note: Endangered species.

  • Order
  • Family
  • Genus
  • Species
    I. nigricans
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Monopetal inflorescence
  • Petal shape
  • Leaf type
  • Edge of the leaf
  • Life typedeciduous perennial grass
  • Flower colorsBlack
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit color
  • Height35.0 ~ 40.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower12.0 ~ 15.0 cm

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