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Iris versicolorIris versicolor

blue flag

Photograph(s) by*: RHW

Characteristics

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

Conditions *

Light: Full sun Partial shade
Moisture: Moist Wet
Soil pH:
Soil type: Loamy Sandy
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 Piedmont Mountain *
States: MD DE NY VA WV PA

Wildlife

Songbird Waterfowl Small mammal *

Notes

tolerates salinity to 0.5 ppt



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/1348.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004