Dwarf violet iris

Iris verna

''Iris verna'', commonly called dwarf violet iris, is a species of herbaceous plant in the iris family . It is native to the United States, where it is found primarily in the Southeast. It ranges from Maryland, down the eastern coast of the United States to Florida and west to Mississippi, and inland to Kentucky, Tennessee, and Ohio. Its natural habitat is in nutrient-poor acidic soils, in open to semi-shaded woodlands.