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Iris hexagona var. savannarum (Savanna iris)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Iris hexagona var. savannarum

Iris hexagona Walter var. savannarum (Small) R.C. Foster

Savanna Iris, Anglepod Blueflag

Iridaceae (Iris Family)

Synonym(s): Iris albispiritus, Iris savannarum


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

The Anglepod Blueflag is a member of the iris family (family Iridaceae). Irises are herbs growing from rhizomes, bulbs, or corms, with narrow basal leaves and showy clusters at the tips of long stalks. Flowers: usually radially symmetrical; calyx has 3 petal-like sepals; corolla has 3 petals; stamens 3. All these parts attached at top of ovary. Leaves: simple, alternate, folded and overlapping one another at the base and aligned in two rows. Fruit: capsule. 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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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 3 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Yellow , Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun



National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: OBL OBL
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Web Reference

Webref 57 - Atlas of Florida Plants (2020) Institute for Systematic Botany
Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Iris hexagona var. savannarum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Iris hexagona var. savannarum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Iris hexagona var. savannarum


Record Modified: 2023-04-06
Research By: TWC Staff

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