Slightly fragrant, violet-blue flowers; long, sword-like basal leaves; stems longer than leaves. Each flower has three upright petals (standards) and three drooping sepals (falls) with a fuzzy, yellow beard running down the middle. Causes allergies in some people. Toxic if ingested. I. germanic is a natural hybrid of I. mesopotamica and other bearded irisis.
Rocky and sunny regions in the Northern Highlands, including Amman, Jerash, and Karak.
Roots are used to make black dye. Flowers are used to make blue dye. Dried, aged roots are fragrant and commonly used in potpourri.