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Legend for Iris Terminology and Abbreviations used in descriptions:
Standards the smaller upper petals
Falls (F) larger lower petals where 3F is 3 falls and 6F is 6 falls
Tet tetraploid - more genetic material, larger flowers, more vigorous growth
E-M-L early season, mid-season, or late bloom season
VE-VL very early, very late
RE rebloomer
HM honorable mention award
MA Morgan Award - top honors for a Siberian in a given year
PA Payne Award - top honors for a Japanese in a given year
MW Morgan Wood Medal - replaced MA starting in 1993
PM Payne Medal - replaced PA starting in 1993
MDB (miniature dwarf bearded)-up to 10" tall (25cm) usually first irises to bloom in season; single flowers 
SDB (standard dwarf bearded) - 8-16" (20-41 cm) often have more than 1 flower per stalk
IB (intermediate bearded) 16-27.5" (41-70cm) usually bloom earlier than TB's
MTB  (miniature tall bearded) also called table iris; flowers are delicate about 4' in diameter;generally bloom at same time as TB's
BB (bor der bearded) 16-27.5" (41-70 cm) bloom at same time as TB's
TB (tall bearded) over 27.5 " (70cm) tall
EC denotes having received exhibition certificate
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