This study was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No.31670344).
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Single flowers of Iris sanguinea (a), I. sanguinea f. albiflora (b), and ‘Forest Fairy’ (c) show differences in flower color, size, and shape. Compared with its parents, the flower of ‘Forest Fairy’ is bigger and its spoon-type parts of inner and outer perianths spread horizontally. The flower color is light violet, compared to its female parent I. sanguinea’s blue violet and male parent I. sanguinea f. albiflora’s white.
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