Iris fulva

Family (Traditional)Iridaceae
SpeciesIris fulva Ker Gawl.
Common NameCopper Iris
Growth Habitforb
Plant NotesLeaf Persistance: Deciduous; Habit: forb; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate; Equitant; Simple/Compound: Simple; Leaf Complexity: 0; Leaf Type: Sword-like;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Flower Color2: Red; Fruit Color: Green ;
*Average C-Value: 9.0
C value 9
StatusNative; AGCP (OBL), EMP (OBL) (NWPL); TN[S2] KY[S1] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
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** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim


SynonymFull Citation
Iris cupraea Iris cupraea

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Fulton (KY), Dyer (TN), Gibson (TN), Lake (TN), Lauderdale (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, EKY, TENN

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1977 - 1977

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
TENN-V-0072118 Dyer Tennessee
Iris fulva
TENN-V-0072225 Fulton Kentucky
Iris fulva
APSC0091717 Fulton Kentucky
Iris fulva
APSC0091716 Fulton Kentucky
Iris fulva
31234100089042 Fulton Kentucky Raymond Athey
Iris fulva
TENN-V-0072119 Lake Tennessee
Iris fulva
TENN-V-0210079 Gibson Tennessee A. Gattinger
Iris fulva
APSC0038239 Fulton Kentucky 12 May 1977 Raymond Athey
Iris fulva
APSC0064920 Dyer Tennessee
Iris fulva
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Plant Photos

Iris fulva - Milo Pyne
Iris fulva - Milo Pyne
Iris fulva - Milo Pyne
Iris fulva - Milo Pyne