Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


762

Forb
Perennial

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

Rare

Look for it in bogs and marshes, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple

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

FRUIT:
Summer
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Iris prismatica   FAMILY Iridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Iris prismatica   FAMILY Iridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 046-05-001:
Iris prismatica   FAMILY Iridaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Slender Blue Flag, Slender Blue Iris


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image of Iris prismatica

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_irpr_001_lvd

        

image of Iris prismatica

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_irpr_004_lvd

        

image of Iris prismatica

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_iris_prismatica_5882

May    Dare County    NC

Leaves erect, grass-like, oriented with one edge facing the stem, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Iris prismatica

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_iris_prismatica_5889

May    Dare County    NC

Sepals spatulate-shaped w a white area w violet lines. Petals oblanceolate, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.