OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Iris shrevei   FAMILY Iridaceae


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Iris virginica var. shrevei   FAMILY Iridaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America
Iris virginica

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 046-05-002?:
Iris virginica   FAMILY Iridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Iris shrevei

 

COMMON NAME:
Shreve's iris, Shreve's Blue Flag iris


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image of Iris shrevei, Shreve's iris, Shreve's Blue Flag iris

JK Marlow    jkm100513_053

May    Greenville County    SC

Lake Conestee Nature Park

image of Iris shrevei, Shreve's iris, Shreve's Blue Flag iris

JK Marlow    jkm160516_793

May    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Iris leaves have two morphologically and anatomically identical surfaces, per Plant Systematics, A Phylogenetic Approach.

image of Iris shrevei, Shreve's iris, Shreve's Blue Flag iris

JK Marlow    jkm160516_794

May    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Petals lavender to violet, erect to ascending, tapered to a narrow claw, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Iris shrevei, Shreve's iris, Shreve's Blue Flag iris

JK Marlow    jkm070611_003

June    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

image of Iris shrevei, Shreve's iris, Shreve's Blue Flag iris

JK Marlow    jkm070611_007

June    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

image of Iris shrevei, Shreve's iris, Shreve's Blue Flag iris

JK Marlow    jkm070611_009

June    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

Sepals larger than petals, marked with yellow toward and onto the claws, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Iris shrevei   FAMILY Iridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Iris virginica var. shrevei   FAMILY Iridaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America
Iris virginica

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 046-05-002?:
Iris virginica   FAMILY Iridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Iris shrevei

 

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4498

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon

Look for it in marshes, swamps, streams, per Weakley's Flora

map
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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Lavender, blue-violet
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
3 sepals
3 petals
3 stamens
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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