OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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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 (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 046-05-001:
Iris prismatica   FAMILY Iridaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Slender Blue Flag, Slender Blue Iris


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image of Iris prismatica, Slender Blue Flag, Slender Blue Iris

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

        

image of Iris prismatica, Slender Blue Flag, Slender Blue Iris

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

        

image of Iris prismatica, Slender Blue Flag, Slender Blue Iris

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, Slender Blue Flag, Slender Blue Iris

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.

 

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 (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 046-05-001:
Iris prismatica   FAMILY Iridaceae

 

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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

map
Click here to see a more detailed map from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium,

or click here to see a map from SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.

 

...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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