Publication: Sp. Pl. 1: 38. 1753.
Origin: Introduced from southern Europe
selected vouchers: WTU
Notes: Recently collected in a floodplain in Cowlitz Co., a rare member of the flora long-persistent at abandoned plantings and homesteads, and also at garden dumps, spreading vegetatively. FNA points out that Iris germanica was derived from a natural hybrid between Iris pallida Lam. and Iris variegata L. In 1889 additional Mediterranean species were hybridized with I. germanica in gardens (Wister 1927; Henderson 1992), and those crosses have been called Iris ×conglomerata N. C. Hend. (Henderson 1993). It is possible the wild plants in Cowlitz Co. are I. ×conglomerata, not true I. germanica.