Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


759

Forb
Perennial

Native to Georgia? (introduced in the Carolinas)

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

Look for it in swamp forests, wet hammocks, usually in shallow water, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Dull copper/ Orange-brown/ Dark yellow
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
3 sepals
3 petals
3 stamens
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Iris fulva   FAMILY Iridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Can a rainbow consist of a single colour?... the ‘Iris sensu latissimo’ clade (Iridaceae) (Crespo, Martínez-Azorín, Mavrodiev, 2015)
Phaeiris fulva

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Copper Iris, Red Flag


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