Iris gracilipes is a perennial herb inhabiting somewhat
dry forests or rocky areas in hilly districts. Compared to another
species, Iris japonica, the whole is significantly small, and the
leaves are tender and in clusters. Flower stalks grow to 15-30cm in
height and set light purple flowers; the outer tepals have purple
veins, yellow patches, and head crest-like thick yellow projections,
as with the mentioned-earlier Iris japonica. I.
gracillipes fruit well; the capsules measure about 8mm in
diameter and have a spherical shape. Bloom time: May-June.