Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Iris versicolor L. image
Photographer: Merel R. Black           

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Derek Anderson

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Kenneth J. Sytsma

Kenneth J. Sytsma

Matthew L. Wagner
Family Iridaceae
Iris versicolor L.
blue flag, harlequin blue flag, northern blue flag
Iris: named for the Greek goddess of the rainbow
versicolor: variously colored
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, semi-aquatic to emergent, 2'-3' tall forb; stems equal to or slightly taller than the leaves; roots stout, sometimes partially exposed rhizomes
Flower: blue to purple, 6-parted, 4" wide, short-stalked, either no spot or a greenish-yellow spot at the base of the sepals; inflorescence held above the leaves; blooms June-July
Fruit:3-angled, cylindrical capsule
Leaf:sword-shaped, cross-section V-shaped, in flat, fan-shaped clusters
Habitat: full to partial sun; wet; meadows, streambanks, water less than 40" deep; in sandy, loamy soil
(Glossary)

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