Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 24 taxa in the family Iridaceae, Iris family, as understood by PLANTS National Database.

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Blackberry-lily
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Iris domestica   FAMILY: Iridaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Belamcanda chinensis   FAMILY: Iridaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Belamcanda chinensis 046-01-001   FAMILY: Iridaceae

 

Look for it in dry woodlands, forests, edges of granitic flatrocks, suburban areas

Rare

Non-native: east Asia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Pale Blue-eyed Grass, White Blue-eyed Grass
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Sisyrinchium albidum   FAMILY: Iridaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Sisyrinchium albidum   FAMILY: Iridaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Sisyrinchium albidum 046-02-001   FAMILY: Iridaceae

 

Look for it in woodlands, savannas?, mesic sandhills, open limestone barrens

Uncommon (rare in Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


drawing of Sisyrinchium fuscatum, Bristly Blue-eyed Grass, Coastal Plain Blue-eyed Grass need picture of leaf or frond of Sisyrinchium fuscatum, Bristly Blue-eyed Grass, Coastal Plain Blue-eyed Grass need picture of flower of Sisyrinchium fuscatum, Bristly Blue-eyed Grass, Coastal Plain Blue-eyed Grass need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Sisyrinchium fuscatum, Bristly Blue-eyed Grass, Coastal Plain Blue-eyed Grass need picture of fruit of Sisyrinchium fuscatum, Bristly Blue-eyed Grass, Coastal Plain Blue-eyed Grass
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Common Name: Bristly Blue-eyed Grass, Coastal Plain Blue-eyed Grass
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Sisyrinchium fuscatum   FAMILY: Iridaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Sisyrinchium fuscatum   FAMILY: Iridaceae
(?) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Sisyrinchium arenicola 046-02-002   FAMILY: Iridaceae

 

Look for it in xeric to dry soils of pine barrens, Carolina bay rims, sandhills, fluvial sand ridges

Uncommon (common in NC Coastal Plain) (endemic)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


drawing of Sisyrinchium arenicola, Sandyland Blue-eyed Grass need picture of leaf or frond of Sisyrinchium arenicola, Sandyland Blue-eyed Grass need picture of flower of Sisyrinchium arenicola, Sandyland Blue-eyed Grass need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Sisyrinchium arenicola, Sandyland Blue-eyed Grass need picture of fruit of Sisyrinchium arenicola, Sandyland Blue-eyed Grass
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Common Name: Sandyland Blue-eyed Grass
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Sisyrinchium arenicola   FAMILY: Iridaceae
(?) INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Sisyrinchium fuscatum   FAMILY: Iridaceae

 

Look for it in pine-oak/heath woodlands and barrens, other sandy habitats

Rare, endemic to the Coastal Plain

Native: north of the Carolinas

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: White Irisette, Isothermal Irisette
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Sisyrinchium dichotomum   FAMILY: Iridaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Sisyrinchium dichotomum   FAMILY: Iridaceae

 

Look for it in dry to mesic woodlands and forests, usually over mafic rocks (such as amphibolite), at low to moderate elevations (400-1000m) in the Blue Ridge escarpment

Rare, endemic to Henderson, Polk & Rutherford counties, NC, & Greenville Co, SC

Native to the Carolinas

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Atlantic Blue-eyed Grass, Eastern Blue-eyed Grass
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Sisyrinchium atlanticum   FAMILY: Iridaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Sisyrinchium atlanticum   FAMILY: Iridaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Sisyrinchium mucronatum var. atlanticum 046-02-003a   FAMILY: Iridaceae

 

Look for it in dry, sandy or rocky places

Common (uncommon in GA Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Needletip Blue-eyed Grass
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Sisyrinchium mucronatum   FAMILY: Iridaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Sisyrinchium mucronatum   FAMILY: Iridaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Sisyrinchium mucronatum var. mucronatum 046-02-003a   FAMILY: Iridaceae

 

Look for it in forests, woodlands, fields

Common in Mountains & NC Piedmont, uncommon elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Narrowleaf Blue-eyed Grass, Stout Blue-eyed Grass
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Sisyrinchium angustifolium   FAMILY: Iridaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Sisyrinchium angustifolium   FAMILY: Iridaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Sisyrinchium angustifolium 046-02-004   FAMILY: Iridaceae

 

Look for it in woodlands, forests, meadows, sandhill swales

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Annual Blue-eyed Grass, Lawn Blue-eyed Grass
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Sisyrinchium rosulatum   FAMILY: Iridaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Sisyrinchium rosulatum   FAMILY: Iridaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Sisyrinchium rosulatum 046-02-005   FAMILY: Iridaceae

 

Look for it in lawns, roadsides

Uncommon

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Gladiolus
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Gladiolus dalenii ssp. dalenii   FAMILY: Iridaceae
(?) PLANTS National Database: Gladiolus dalenii ssp. dalenii   FAMILY: Iridaceae

 

Look for it . It is sometimes cultivated, rarely persisting or spreading

Non-native: southern Africa

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Slender Blue Flag, Slender Blue Iris
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Iris prismatica   FAMILY: Iridaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Iris prismatica   FAMILY: Iridaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Iris prismatica 046-05-001   FAMILY: Iridaceae

 

Look for it in bogs and marshes

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Southern Blue Flag
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Iris virginica var. virginica   FAMILY: Iridaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Iris virginica var. virginica   FAMILY: Iridaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Iris virginica 046-05-002   FAMILY: Iridaceae

 

Look for it in marshes, swamps, streams

Common (rare in Piedmont)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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speaker icon Common Name: Dixie Iris, Anglepod Blue Flag
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Iris hexagona   FAMILY: Iridaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Iris hexagona var. hexagona   FAMILY: Iridaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Iris hexagona 046-05-003   FAMILY: Iridaceae

 

Look for it in swamps

Rare

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: savanna iris
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Iris savannarum   FAMILY: Iridaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Iris hexagona var. savannarum   FAMILY: Iridaceae

 

Rare

Native to Georgia

 


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speaker icon Common Name: Giant Blue Iris
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Iris giganticaerulea   FAMILY: Iridaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Iris giganticaerulea   FAMILY: Iridaceae

 

Look for it in marshes and swamps

Rare

Native: Gulf state(s)

 


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Common Name: Short-stem Iris, Lamance Iris, Zigzag Iris
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Iris brevicaulis   FAMILY: Iridaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Iris brevicaulis   FAMILY: Iridaceae

 

Look for it in swamps, bottomlands, bogs, seeps, marshes

Rare

Native to Georgia

 


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speaker icon Common Name: Copper Iris, Red Flag
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Iris fulva   FAMILY: Iridaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Iris fulva   FAMILY: Iridaceae

 

Look for it in swamp forests, wet hammocks, usually in shallow water

Rare

Native to Georgia? (introduced in the Carolinas)

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Bay Blue-flag Iris, Flag, Savannah Iris
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Iris tridentata   FAMILY: Iridaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Iris tridentata   FAMILY: Iridaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Iris tridentata 046-05-004   FAMILY: Iridaceae

 

Look for it in wet savannas, pine flatwoods, margins of pineland pools

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Yellow Flag, Water Flag, Yellow Iris
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Iris pseudacorus   FAMILY: Iridaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Iris pseudacorus   FAMILY: Iridaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Iris pseudacorus 046-05-005   FAMILY: Iridaceae

 

Look for it in swamps, marshes, streams, ponds, streambanks, cultivated as a water plant

Uncommon

Non-native: Eurasia & Africa

 


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speaker icon Common Name: German Iris, Fleur-de-Lys
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Iris germanica   FAMILY: Iridaceae
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Iris germanica   FAMILY: Iridaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Iris germanica 046-05-006   FAMILY: Iridaceae

 

Look for it on roadsides, at old homesites, in ditches

Uncommon, cultivated & rarely persistant or escaped

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Coastal Plain Dwarf Iris, Sandhill Iris, Coastal Plain Violet Iris
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Iris verna var. verna   FAMILY: Iridaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Iris verna var. verna   FAMILY: Iridaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Iris verna var. verna 046-05-007a   FAMILY: Iridaceae

 

Look for it in longleaf pine sandhills, dry, rocky forests and woodlands

Common (rare in GA)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Upland Dwarf Iris, Upland Dwarf Violet Iris
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Iris verna var. smalliana   FAMILY: Iridaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Iris verna var. smalliana   FAMILY: Iridaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Iris verna var. smalliana 046-05-007b   FAMILY: Iridaceae

 

Look for it in dry, rocky or sandy woodlands & forests

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Dwarf Crested Iris
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Iris cristata   FAMILY: Iridaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Iris cristata   FAMILY: Iridaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Iris cristata 046-05-008   FAMILY: Iridaceae

 

Look for it in moist forests, rich woods, roadbanks

Common (rare in Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Siberian Iris
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Iris sibirica   FAMILY: Iridaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Iris sibirica   FAMILY: Iridaceae

 

Rare

Non-native: Eurasia & eastern Europe

 


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"If you want to support lots of wildlife, you must supply as many different species of native plants as you can. A good place to pack in that plant diversity is in hedgerows and border plantings." — Douglas W. Tallamy, Bringing Nature Home