Iris lacustris Nutt.
Dwarf lake iris
Iridaceae (Iris Family)
Synonym(s): Iris cristata ssp. lacustris, Iris cristata var. lacustris
USDA Symbol: IRLA
A member of the iris family (family Iridaceae) which consists of herbs growing from rhizomes, bulbs, or corms, with narrow basal leaves and showy clusters at the tips of long stalks. There are about 60 genera and 1,500 species, distributed in temperate and tropical regions. Among them, Iris, Freesia, Gladiolus, Bugle Lily, and Montbretia are popular ornamentals. Saffron dye is obtained from Crocus, and essence of violets, used in perfumes, is extracted from the rhizomes of Iris.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Yellow , Blue , Purple , Violet
Bloom Time: May
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Threatened & Endangered StatusUSFWS Species Profile: Q2BSStatus:
National Wetland Indicator Status
Bibliography* The Midwestern Native Garden: Native Alternatives to Nonnative Flowers and Plants An Illustrated Guide (2011) Adelman, Charlotte and Schwartz, Bernard L.
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Iris lacustris in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Iris lacustris in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Iris lacustris
MetadataRecord Modified: 2012-10-11
Research By: TWC Staff