Siskiyou Iris from Cave Junction, Oregon

By Diane Whitehead, 2009

Diane Whitehead's photograph of Iris bracteata, growing near Cave Junction in Josephine County, Oregon. This photo won a third place award (habitat and landscape) in the 2009 Society for Pacific Coast Native Iris photo contest. As often seen on Siskiyou iris, there is a short, stubby floral tube, reddish-tinted leaves extend up the flower stem, and reddish-brown scapes nearly hide the stalk below the ovary (the "pedicel"). To look more closely, click on the photo to open the original 1.8 MB, 2592 x 1944 pixel image.

Cave Junction Iris bracteata