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Plant Details

Iris virginica

Southern Blue Flag, Virginia Iris

Scientific Name:

Iris virginica

Common Name:

Southern Blue Flag, Virginia Iris

Plant Family

Iridaceae (Iris Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Bloom Color(s):

blue

Size in Feet:

3

Light:

full sun

Soil Moisture:

best in hydric(*)

Bloom Time:

April - May

Bloom Area:

Statewide (Mountains, Piedmont, Coast) mainly Coast

Habitat Description:

Iris virginica var. shrevei: marshes, swamps, streams (found in NC Mountains & Piedmont); Iris virginica var. virginica: tidal and nontidal marshes and swamps, stream margins, flatwoods, wet meadows, bogs (found in NC Piedmont, Sandhills, and Coastal Plain).

Closeup of Bloom

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Tom Harville's garden
© Tom Harville

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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