Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


763

Forb
Perennial

Non-native: Eurasia & Africa
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon

Look for it in swamps, marshes, streams, ponds, streambanks, cultivated as a water plant, per Weakley's Flora

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INVASIVE

This plant is causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013
Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2009
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, 2014

 

...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Yellow/Cream
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
3 sepals
3 petals
3 stamens
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
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 (11/30/12):
Iris pseudacorus   FAMILY Iridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Iris pseudacorus   FAMILY Iridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 046-05-005:
Iris pseudacorus   FAMILY Iridaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Yellow Flag, Water Flag