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Tried and True Native Plant Selections
for the Mid-Atlantic
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Iris cristata (Dwarf Crested Iris)
Indigenous* to wooded slopes and floodplain forests, this diminutive iris forms a lovely carpet in various shades of purple when it flowers in spring. Its colorful blooms and easy culture make it a valuable addition to a woodland garden.
*It is native to DC and parts of MD and PA. In VA, it is common in the southern half of the mountains and Piedmont; and rare in the northern mountains and Piedmont. In NoVA, it is native to Fairfax and Prince William counties.
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Tried and True Native Plant Fact Sheets