Dwarf Crested Iris

Common Name: Dwarf Crested Iris

Scientific Name: Iris cristata

Family: Iridaceae

Habitat: Woodlands, Slopes, Along streams

Native: Yes

Life Cycle: Bulb, Perennial

Bloom Time: Spring

Height: Up to 9 inches

Light: Full sun to partial shade

Soil :Loamy, Moist, Well drained

Pollinators: Bees, Butterflies, Birds, Small woodland creatures

Other: Mildly poisonous

Description: Dwarf Crested Iris is a lovely, lilac-colored native wildflower that blooms in forests, on wooded slopes, and along streams. Growing from underground bulbs, the Dwarf Crested Iris can colonize in rich soil and create a beautiful ground cover in woodland gardens! This photo of a Dwarf Crested Iris colony was taken in the Woodland Garden at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve.