Iris
Iris spp.
Family: Iridaceae

Habitat:

Lakeshores, marshes, streambanks

Location relative to water:

Rooted onshore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Leaves:

  • Erect or upright
  • Sword-like
  • Margins joined to form edge facing stem

Flowers:

  • Yellow, Blue or violet depending on species
  • Yellow = Yellow Flag (pesudacorus) Blue/violet= Northern or Southern Blue Flag (versicolor or virginiana)
  • Three sepals, spreading or bent downward
  • Three erect, arching stamens

Fruit:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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