Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1965

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

Look for it in wet savannas, pine flatwoods, margins of pineland pools, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Violet
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
3 sepals
3 petals
3 stamens
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Brown
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Asparagales

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 (1968) 046-05-004:
Iris tridentata   FAMILY Iridaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Bay Blue-flag Iris, Flag


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John B. Nelson    jbn_154340560_b7404ce6ff

May    Georgetown County    SC

Three petaoid styles, arched over lower part of sepals, 2-cleft at the apex, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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John B. Nelson    jbn_3577304350_b0d2e24cf8

May        

Sepals violet, marked with yellow or white toward and onto the claws, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Iris tridentata

John B. Nelson    jbn_5763121404_cf0e5bdb72

May        

The petals are basically gone ("obsolete"), unlike most irises. — John Nelson

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmitridentata_fb1

May        

Showy, yellow-spotted purple sepals arch from the center of the flower, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmi_tridentata

Month Unknown        

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmitridentata_great2fb

Month Unknown