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Iris loczyi

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ranging from 15-30cm in height. Leaves 2-4mm wide, the persistent fibrous dead bases eventually forming very firm tussocks. Flowers 4-6cm across with a very long tube (10-14cm in length), falls white to cream veined purple-blue, standards and styles palest blue or blue-purple, late spring. Iran, Afghanistan and adjacent Russian Asia on open rocky or grassy slopes at 2200-2600 m; possibly also in Baluchistan and Tibet. [Pl.231]