Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

  Iris lacustris Nutt. image
Photographer: Margery Melgaard           

Margery Melgaard

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Christopher Noll
Family Iridaceae
Iris lacustris Nutt.
dwarf lake iris
Iris: named for the Greek goddess of the rainbow
lacustris: of or pertaining to lakes
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Status: Threatened (Federally Threatened)
Plant: erect, perennial, 2"-3" tall forb, mostly with no stem
Flower: blue, 6-parted, 2" wide, mostly stalkless; blooms May-June
Leaf:arching, greater than 1/3" wide, linear
Habitat: woods often under white cedar, Lake Michigan shores; in limy, gravelly soil

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Iris cristata Sol. ex Aiton subsp. lacustris (Nutt.) H.H.Iltis
Iris cristata Sol. ex Aiton var. lacustris (Nutt.) Dykes

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