Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Iris pseudacorus L. image
Photographer: Paul Drobot           

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Richard Bauer

Darrin Kimbler

Kurt Stüber

Paul Drobot

Paul Skawinski

Steve C. Garske

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Family Iridaceae
Iris pseudacorus L.
pale-yellow iris, water flag, yellow flag, yellow iris, yellow water flag, yellow water iris
Iris: named for the Greek goddess of the rainbow
pseudacorus: false Acorus, old generic name
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Status: Introduced - rarely escaped; potentially invasive
Plant: erect, perennial, semi-aquatic, 2'-3' tall forb; stems usually shorter than the leaves; roots densely crowded rhizomes
Flower: yellow, 6-parted, 4" wide, petals much shorter than the sepals; blooms May-June
Fruit:capsule
Leaf:narrow, stiff, erect, sword-like
Habitat: wet; shallows, shores
(Glossary)

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