Dwarf Lake Iris Surveys and the rare white form of Dwarf Lake Iris!

In June, I headed back to Wilderness State Park with Huron Pines AmeriCorps member Zack Pitman and Kettering University Professor Jim Cohen to survey dwarf lake iris. Jim Cohen is collecting leaves within and among dwarf lake iris populations to look at genetic variability.

Left to right, Zack Pitman and Jim Cohen conducting dwarf lake iris survey.

Mosquito swarms tried to carry us away, but we persisted and surveyed two populations; one of which had the rare white flowers growing alongside the usual purple!

Both purple and white dwarf lake iris flowers in the same population.

Thank you, Zack and Jim for your interest and help with the project!

Posted by rachelh3 rachelh3, July 02, 2019 00:37


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