Abbreviations

TERMINOLOGY

The following abbreviations are used in the catalogs:

  • E early bloomer
  • M mid-season bloomer
  • L late bloomer
The following descriptive terms are used in the catalogs:
  • AMOENA -- white standards, colored falls
  • BEARD -- line of fuzzy hairs at top of falls
  • BI-TONE -- two tones of the same color
  • FALLS -- 3 lower petals of iris flower
  • FLOUNCES -- appendages extending from tip of beard like little petals
  • HAFTS -- top part of falls (around beard)
  • HORNS -- spears extending from tip of beards
  • PLICATA -- stippled or stitched margin color on lighter ground color
  • SELF -- an iris of one color
  • SPOONS -- spooned appendages extending from beard
  • STANDARDS -- 3 upper petals of iris flower
  • STYLE ARMS (styles) -- small stiff segments above beards
  • VARIEGATA -- yellow standards, reddish colored falls
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