Iris virginica L. - Blue Flag Iris
Family - Iridaceae
Stems - No info yet.
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Flowering - May - July.
Habitat - Open wet and swampy ground.
Origin - Native to U.S.
Other info. - This species can be found throughout Missouri but is most common in the northern and central portions of the state. Our plants belong to variety Shreveri Small and have fruiting capsules which can reach 10cm in length. Variety virginica, has fruiting capsules that can reach only about 7cm in length.
Photographs taken some where in southern MO., 7-22-02, and in Montgomery County, AL., 4-9-05.