Iris brevicaulis

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyIridaceae
Family (Traditional)Iridaceae
GenusIris
Species:Iris brevicaulis Raf.
Common NameZigzag Iris; Short Stemmed Iris
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Mudflat; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Moisture Requirements: Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Wetland; Region of Origin: North America; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Arrangement: equitant; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: sessile; Leaf Type: sword-like; Leaf Venation: parallel; Leaflet Margins: entire; Leaflet Number: 0; Base Flower Color: Purple; Fruit Dehiscence: Yes; Fruit Type: Capsule; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: No; Ovary Position: Inferior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Perianth Present: Yes; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A
C value 8
StatusNative; AGCP (OBL), EMP (OBL) (NWPL); TN[S1] KY[S1S2] (State Rank); G4 (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.

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  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
Ecoregions
  • 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

Synonyms

No synonyms exist for this species.

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: Bell (KY), Graves (KY), Laurel (KY), Livingston (KY), McCracken (KY), Hardin (TN), Humphreys (TN), Shelby (TN), Stewart (TN), Tipton (TN), Wilson (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, EKY, MEM, MTSU, TENN, UCHT, VDB

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1978 - 1991

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
N/A Graves Kentucky Raymond Athey
EKY
Iris brevicaulis
31234100089034 Graves Kentucky Raymond Athey
EKY
Iris brevicaulis
TENN-V-0072002 Shelby Tennessee
TENN
Iris brevicaulis
TENN-V-0072197 Bell Kentucky
TENN
Iris brevicaulis
TENN-V-0072004 Stewart Tennessee
TENN
Iris brevicaulis
TENN-V-0072195 Graves Kentucky
TENN
Iris brevicaulis
TENN-V-0210078 Tennessee A. Gattinger
TENN
Iris brevicaulis
TENN-V-0072005 Tipton Tennessee
TENN
Iris brevicaulis
TENN-V-0072001 Hardin Tennessee
TENN
Iris brevicaulis
TENN-V-0072196 Laurel Kentucky
TENN
Iris brevicaulis
UCHT008315 Graves Kentucky
UCHT
Iris brevicaulis
APSC0038231 Humphreys Tennessee
APSC
Iris brevicaulis
APSC0038312 Stewart Tennessee 30 Jun 1978 Edward W. Chester, Larry Carpenter
3295
APSC
Iris brevicaulis
APSC0053610 Tipton Tennessee
APSC
Iris brevicaulis
N/A Graves Kentucky Raymond Athey
EKY
Iris brevicaulis
MTSU002734 Wilson Tennessee 10 Apr 1991 Brian White
MTSU
Iris brevicaulis
BRIT168630 Tennessee
VDB
Iris brevicaulis
N/A Graves Kentucky Raymond Athey
EKY
Iris brevicaulis
MEM012534 Livingston Kentucky Raymond Athey
MEM
Iris brevicaulis
MEM016087 Shelby Tennessee Elizabeth M. Browne, Edward T. Browne Jr.
MEM
Iris brevicaulis
MEM006180 Graves Kentucky Raymond Athey
MEM
Iris brevicaulis
MEM013484 McCracken Kentucky Raymond Athey
MEM
Iris brevicaulis
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Iris brevicaulis - Tara Littlefield
Iris brevicaulis - Tara Littlefield