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Wild Iris

Iridaceae Iris versicolor

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Flower Info: Petal # 6
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Iridaceae Family
Yellow Wild Iris Wild Iris Large Wild Iris Purple Dutch Crocus White Dutch Crocus Crested Dwarf Iris Walking Iris, Apostle Plant Saffron Crocus Bearded Iris Crocus

Iris Genus
Crested Dwarf Iris Bearded Iris Iris Wild Iris Blue English Iris Siberian Iris
Physical Description
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I. versicolor is a perennial herb, growing 10-80 centimeters high. This iris tends to form large clumps from thick, creeping rhizomes. The unwinged, erect stems generally have basal leaves that are more than 1 cm wide. Leaves are folded on the midribs so that they form an overlapping flat fan. The well developed blue flower has 6 petals and sepals spread out nearly flat and have two forms. The longer sepals are hairless and have a greenish-yellow blotch at their base. The inferior ovary is bluntly angled. Flowers are usually light to deep blue (purple and violet are not uncommon) and bloom during May to July. Fruit is a 3-celled, bluntly angled capsule. The large seeds can be observed floating in fall.



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Iridaceae
Asparagales
Asparagales
Monocots
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One First-Leaves (Monocots)
Mesangiospermae
Mesangiospermae
Half Capsule Seed Division
Magnoliophyta
Magnoliophyta
Magnolia Division
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Spermatophytes
Seed Plants
Euphyllophytina
Real Land Plants
Polysporangiates
Multiple Spore Sub-Kingdom
Stomatophytes
Stomatophytes
Air Pores Sub-Kingdom
Embryophytes
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Multicellular Land Plants
Streptobionta
Streptobionta
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Plantae
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Plants
Eukaryota
Eukaryota
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General Information

The blue flag is the provincial flower of Quebec.

It is NOT edible. It can be confused with edible cat-tails, but tastes horrible, and has flat leaves, not thick leaves.

Wild Iris - Flower

Wild Iris - Flower
Wild Iris - Flower - July 23, 2009

Wild Iris - Flower

Wild Iris - Flower
Wild Iris - Flower - July 23, 2009

Wild Iris - Flower

Wild Iris - Flower
Wild Iris - Flower - July 23, 2009

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Laelia purpurata
Orchidaceae
July 26, 2009
19:15:48

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