Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Learn more about Iris from the Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Asparagales
Bay Blue-flag Iris, Flag, Savannah Iris
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May Georgetown County SC
A petaloid style, cleft at its tip, arches over the base of each sepal, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.
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Sepals violet, marked with yellow or white toward and onto the claws, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.
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The petals are basically gone ("obsolete"), unlike most irises. — John Nelson
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Showy, yellow-spotted purple sepals arch from the center of the flower, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.