The Vartanii Iris
(iris vartanii)

This kind of small iris, rather rare, is native of Near East. We found it in rocky hills of the lateral wadis. On hard ground, it can keep very short and does not exceed 20 cm in richer soil. It has 4 thin leaves of light green color with a white edge. The flowers ...

...are light blue-mauve with darker blue-violet veins. The pointing up petals are thin, while the falling down sepals are marked with a yellow line.