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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)
Comments:
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) Group: Irises Similar species: • 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. Native/Non-native: Native Origin and Meaning of Names: Scientific Name: versicolor: variously coloured

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