Blue Flag Iris Iris versicolor
Iris Iridaceae family

Leaves are long and narrow (1/2 - 1" wide), sheathing the stem. They resemble cattail leaves.

Flowers are 2-4" wide and usually blue or violet with some yellow markings. The 3 large, splayed purple parts on the outside are sepals, and the 3 inner, erect parts are the petals.

Form/Habitat:Blue flag iris is 2-3' tall, and common in wet marshes, meadows, and even some roadside ditches.

These pictures were taken on the edge of Susan's Wetland on the CSC campus.

Blue flag iris blooms May - July.

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