OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Iris versicolor   FAMILY Iridaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Iris versicolor   FAMILY Iridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Iris versicolor

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Northern Blue Flag, Larger Blue Flag, Poison Flag, harlequin blueflag


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image of Iris versicolor, Northern Blue Flag, Larger Blue Flag, Poison Flag, harlequin blueflag

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_irve2_001_lvd

        

image of Iris versicolor, Northern Blue Flag, Larger Blue Flag, Poison Flag, harlequin blueflag

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_irve2_008_lvd

        

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Iris versicolor   FAMILY Iridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Iris versicolor

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

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

4499

Forb
Perennial

Native: north of the Carolinas

Habitat: calcareous fens and marshes, mafic fens, tidal marshes and swamps, interdune ponds, shores, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer?
Capsule

 

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