LICI's President meets with Friends of Palmetto to learn a little history about the Abbeville Red exhibit at Palmetto Island State Park's boardwalk. Read more.
LICI president meets with Palmetto Island State Park's manager to propose a partnership. Read more.
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LICI's goal is to have a 1,000 Abbeville Red Iris in bloom at Palmetto Island State Park, which is the only place in Vermilion Parish that this special iris can be seen on public property. It's gonna be a fantastic show of iris!
October 17, 2023 - Presentation to the Chenier Plain Coastal Restoration and Protection Authority - Everyone was invited to the Chenier Plain Coastal Restoration and Protection Authority (CPCRPA) meeting being held in Abbeville, La. on October 17, 2023. It is unusual for this organization, which covers the Louisiana coast to the Texas state line, to have their meeting in Abbeville, so if you ar
October 19, 2023 - School Field Trip -group of students from Abbeville High School did a field trip to the park's nature trail and boardwalk. In the process they learned all about the Abbeville Red irises growing in the boardwalk's swamp.
September 12, 2023 Chinese Tallow Tree Removal - The Abbeville Red Iris Exhibit at Palmetto Island State Park's boardwalk is not longer a safe home for 'Chicken trees'! Thank you to volunteers and LICI.
August 25, 2023 IRIS SEEDS SPROUT We've had a sighting of our first Abbeville Swamp I. nelsonii iris seed starting to grow! Kent Benton received about a third of the Abbeville Red iris seeds we collected in July to germinate them. He sent us this photo yesterday of the first little leaf coming up from one of the seeds!
All of the irises we get from these seeds will be planted in the swamp at the
RECORD DROUGHT AND HEAT JEPARDIZE IRIS' SURVIVAL
LICI went above and beyond, in their efforts to ensure the survival of the remaining Abbeville Red Iris at the Park. Gary traveled from New Orleans arriving at 7:30 am to set up and transfer water via pump and 400+ feet of hose from a nearby pond to the Iris. Park staff, camp host and Friends of Palmetto were on site to help him set up and support hi
Each spring around the iris bloom people ask us where they can purchase a few Abbeville Red Iris. Sense publishing the partnership we've begun getting new requests to purchase Abbeville Red Iris. Friends of Palmetto, Palmetto Island State Park and Louisiana Iris Conservation Initiative DO NOT sell the iris. However, we have been informed that iris organizations are working to propagate the Abbeville Reds to create a verified supply for online Louisiana iris nurseries. We can't recommend anyone at this time, but we will share contact information as soon as it becomes available.