Colin Mills, compiler of the Hortus Camdenensis, died in late November 2012 after a short illness. As he always considered the Hortus his legacy, it is his family's intention to keep the site running in perpetuity. It will not, however, be updated in the near future.

Iris lochlevensis [Macarthur]

I have found no reference to this plant.  It seems probable that it is of Scottish origin, from the vicinity of Loch Leven in Perthshire.  Of the few species of iris recorded from Britain Iris pseud-acorus L., which see, seems the most likely.  [Keble Martin].

Horticultural & Botanical History

No data.


History at Camden Park

Listed in all published catalogues [B.240/1843].


Interestingly Crinum Lochlevensis Hort. is listed in the Catalogue of Plants in the Government Botanic Gardens, Sydney in 1895.  Perhaps this is an error with Iris Lochlevensis intended.

Published Nov 03, 2009 - 05:09 PM | Last updated Aug 05, 2011 - 03:46 PM

Family Iridaceae
Region of origin

Unknown, probably Scotland

Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Iris Lochlevensis 

Confidence level low