Table of Contents > Herbaceous Emergents

Iris prismaticaIris prismatica

slender blueflag

Photograph(s) by*: RHW

Characteristics

Height: 1-3'
Flowers: May-Jun.; blue
Fruit: green to brown; capsule

Conditions *

Light: Full sun Partial shade
Moisture: Moist Wet
Soil pH:
Soil type:
Flood depth: 0-6"
Salinity: 0-0.5 ppt

Habitat

fresh to moderately brackish tidal marshes, wet meadows and shores, swamps, forested wetlands

Native to

Region: Coastal *
States:

Wildlife

Songbird Waterfowl Small mammal *

Notes

leaves 1/4-inch wide, narrower than Iris versicolor; tolerates salinity to 0.5 ppt



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/294.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004