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Plant Name:

Douglas Iris

Scientific Name:

Iris douglasiana


Douglas Iris is a native perennial with showy purple flowers and grass-like leaves.


Coastal areas, meadows, woodlands, slopes


Douglas Iris provides nectar and pollen for bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. It is also a larval host plant for certain butterfly species.

Growing Conditions:

Douglas Iris prefers well-drained soils in full sun to part shade


Douglas Iris is often used in wildflower gardens and native plant landscapes. It can also be grown as an ornamental plant.

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Fun Facts:

Douglas Iris is named after David Douglas, a Scottish botanist who first collected the plant in the Pacific Northwest.

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