Definition of Dwarf iris

1. Noun. Low-growing spring-flowering American iris with bright blue-lilac flowers.

Exact synonyms: Iris Verna, Vernal Iris
Generic synonyms: Flag, Fleur-de-lis, Iris, Sword Lily

2. Noun. Low-growing summer-flowering iris of northeastern United States.
Exact synonyms: Iris Cristata
Generic synonyms: Flag, Fleur-de-lis, Iris, Sword Lily

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dwarf Iris

dwarf chinkapin oak
dwarf chinquapin oak
dwarf cornel
dwarf daisy
dwarf dandelion
dwarf elder
dwarf elm
dwarf flowering almond
dwarf galaxies
dwarf galaxy
dwarf golden chinkapin
dwarf gray willow
dwarf horsetail
dwarf horsetails
dwarf hulsea
dwarf iris (current term)
dwarf juniper
dwarf lycopod
dwarf maple
dwarf mountain pine
dwarf mulberry
dwarf nipplewort
dwarf oak
dwarf pelvis
dwarf phlox
dwarf pipefish
dwarf planet
dwarf planets
dwarf pocket rat
dwarf rabbit

Literary usage of Dwarf iris

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Alpine Flowers for Gardens: Rock, Wall, Marsh Plants, and Mountain Shrubs by William Robinson (1910)
"A beautiful dwarf Iris ; the early flowers are bright ultramarine, with markings on a white ground. I. Persica (Persian Irii).—Light blue, blotched with ..."

2. Flora historica: or, The three seasons of the British parterre historically by Henry Phillips (1829)
"... it is a desirable plant for the house, as the dwarf iris, Pumila, is for the open garden, where it endures the inclemency of our winters without injury, ..."

3. Report of the Geological Survey of Ohio by Geological Survey of Ohio (1893)
"Crested dwarf iris. Near Cleveland, W. Krebs; Lorain Co., AA Wright (Cat.) ; Trumbull Co., RH Ingraham ; Franklin Co., WC Werner ; Logan Co., ..."

4. Hortus Kewensis; Or, A Catalogue of the Plants Cultivated in the Royal by William Aiton (1810)
"dwarf iris. Nat. of Austria. Cult. 1596, by Mr. John Gerard. Hort. ger. Fl. April and May. ... Pale yellow dwarf iris. Nat. of Germany and France. Cult. ..."

5. Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States: Including the District by Asa Gray, Sereno Watson (1890)
"(GUESTED dwarf iris.) Leaves lanceolate (3-5' long when grown) ; those of the spathe ovate-lanceolate, shorter than the threadlike tube of the perianth, ..."

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