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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Iris virginica var. virginica   FAMILY Iridaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America
Iris virginica

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 046-05-002:
Iris virginica   FAMILY Iridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Iris virginica var. virginica

 

COMMON NAME:
Southern Blue Flag


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image of Iris virginica, Southern Blue Flag

JK Marlow    jkm090522_001

May    Bamberg County    SC

Lisa Matthews Memorial Bay

image of Iris virginica, Southern Blue Flag

Jerry Bright    jeb_greenswamp062808_24

June    Brunswick County    NC

Green Swamp

image of Iris virginica, Southern Blue Flag

JK Marlow    jkm081009_319

October    Bamberg County    SC

Lisa Matthews Memorial Bay

Iris leaves have two morphologically and anatomically identical surfaces, per Plant Systematics, A Phylogenetic Approach.

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Iris virginica var. virginica   FAMILY Iridaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America
Iris virginica

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 046-05-002:
Iris virginica   FAMILY Iridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Iris virginica var. virginica

 

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765

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in Piedmont)

Look for it in tidal and nontidal marshes and swamps, stream margins, flatwoods, wet meadows, bogs, 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.

 

full sun partial shade ...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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