OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

Your search found 26 taxa in the family Iridaceae, Iris family, as understood by Weakley's Flora.

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Blackberry-lily, Leopard-lily

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) 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

 

Habitat: 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: (4/24/22) 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

 

Habitat: Woodlands, mesic longleaf pine sandhills, open limestone barrens, prairies

Uncommon (rare in Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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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

 

Habitat: Xeric to dry soils of pine barrens, Carolina bay rims, longleaf pine sandhills, fluvial sand ridges

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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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

 

Habitat: Pine-oak/heath woodlands and barrens, other sandy habitats

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

 

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

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: (4/24/22) 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

 

Habitat: 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: (4/24/22) 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

 

Habitat: Forests, woodlands, fields

Common in Carolina Mountains & NC Piedmont, uncommon to rare southward

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: (4/24/22) 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

 

Habitat: Woodlands, forests, meadows, sandhill swales

Common (uncommon in GA Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Annual Blue-eyed Grass, Lawn Blue-eyed Grass, Fairy Stars

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) 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

 

Habitat: Lawns, roadsides, prairies, pinelands

Uncommon to rare in GA, NC, SC

Native to Alabama & Florida

 


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camera icon Common Name: Gladiolus

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Gladiolus dalenii ssp. dalenii   FAMILY: Iridaceae

(?) PLANTS National Database: Gladiolus dalenii ssp. dalenii   FAMILY: Iridaceae

 

Habitat: Sometimes cultivated, rarely persisting or spreading

Rare

Non-native: southern Africa

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Slender Blue Flag, Slender Blue Iris

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) 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

 

Habitat: Bogs, wet acidic barrens, marshes, ditches, pools

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Southern Blue Flag

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Iris 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

 

Habitat: Tidal and nontidal marshes and swamps, stream margins, flatwoods, wet meadows, bogs

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Shreve's iris, Shreve's Blue Flag iris

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Iris shrevei   FAMILY: Iridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Iris virginica var. shrevei   FAMILY: Iridaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Iris virginica 046-05-002?   FAMILY: Iridaceae

 

Habitat: Marshes, swamps, streams

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Northern Blue Flag, Larger Blue Flag, Poison Flag, harlequin blueflag

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Iris versicolor   FAMILY: Iridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Iris versicolor   FAMILY: Iridaceae

 

Habitat: Calcareous fens and marshes, mafic fens, tidal marshes and swamps, interdune ponds, shores

Native: north of the Carolinas

 


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speaker icon Common Name: Dixie Iris, Anglepod Blue Flag

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) 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

 

Habitat: Swamps

Rare in SC (not found in GA)

Native to South Carolina

 


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camera icon Common Name: Prairie Iris

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Iris savannarum   FAMILY: Iridaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Iris hexagona var. savannarum   FAMILY: Iridaceae

 

Habitat: Pine savannas, Florida prairies, strand swamps, freshwater marshes

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

 

Habitat: Marshes and swamps

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

 

Habitat: Swamps, bottomlands, bogs, seeps, marshes

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

 

Habitat: Swamp forests, wet hammocks, usually in shallow water. Become somewhat popular as a native wildflower in cultivation

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: (4/24/22) 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

 

Habitat: Wet savannas, pine flatwoods, margins of pineland pools

Uncommon in Carolina Coastal Plain, rare elsewhere

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Yellow Flag, Water Flag, Yellow Iris

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) 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

 

Habitat: Swamps, marshes, streams, ponds, streambanks, tidal wetlands, cultivated as a water plant

Uncommon (rare in Coastal Plain of GA & SC)

Non-native: Eurasia & Africa

 


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speaker icon Common Name: German Iris, Fleur-de-Lys

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) 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

 

Habitat: Roadsides, old homesites, ditches; cultivated and rarely persistent or escaped

Rare

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: (4/24/22) 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

 

Habitat: Longleaf pine sandhills, dry, rocky forests and woodlands

Common in Carolina Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)

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: (4/24/22) 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

 

Habitat: Dry to somewhat moist, rocky or sandy woodlands and forests

Common in Mountains, uncommon in Piedmont, rare in Coastal Plain

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Dwarf Crested Iris

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) 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

 

Habitat: Moist forests, rich woods, roadbanks, streambanks

Common (rare in Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Siberian Iris

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Iris sibirica   FAMILY: Iridaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Iris sibirica   FAMILY: Iridaceae

 

Habitat: Cultivated and escaping or persisting near plantings

Waif(s)

Non-native: Eurasia (c. & e. Europe west to Lake Baikal, Japan, n. China, Korea, Japan, & e. Russia)

 


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