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Blue Flag Iris (Iris versicolor) discovered by Marcel Roy (#581)
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Observed: June 30, 2011 @ 2:00 PM
Posted on: June 30, 2011 @ 1:29 PM (diff: 0 days)
Blue Flag Iris (Iris versicolor)
Other common names: American Blue Flag, Dagger Flower, Flag Lily, Larger Blue Flag, Multi-coloured Blue Flag, Northern Blue Flag, Poison Flag, Snake Lily, Water Flag
French names: Iris versicolore
Family: Iris Family (Iridaceae)
• Dwarf Lake Iris (Iris lacustris) - Much smaller, grows in alvars.
• Yellow Iris (Iris pseudacorus) - Larger, has showy yellow flowers.
• Common Cattail (Typha latifolia) - Lacks the showy blue flowers, much taller.
• Narrow-leaved Cattail (Typha angustifolia) - leaves are much narrower, much taller, lacks the showy blue flowers.
Flowers: Summer; Blue/Violet; 3 parts (petals)
Leaves: Simple; Entire
Grows in Sun/Shade: Sun
Poisonous: Poisonous to eat.
Origin and Meaning of Names:
Scientific Name: versicolor: variously coloured
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