Iris chrysophylla

Yellowleaf Iris

Stems erect or stemless, leaves pointing upward. Rhizomes creeping to 12 in. Leaves evergreen, light yellowish green, about 1/4 in. wide, pink or red at base. Flower stem to 8 in., holds 2 flowers. Flowers white sometimes tinged blue, or cream to pale yellow with darker veining, perianth tube 1 1/2–4 in. long and slender, narrow petals held horizontal to the ground. Grows in open forests, woodlands, at low elevations.

  • Rarity: Uncommon
  • Flowering Time: Late Spring
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 2--8 inches
  • Habitat: West-Side Forest, Meadow
  • Found In: Siskiyous, Crater Lake Np
  • Native: Yes