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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 Symbol: IRHES
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 CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 3 feet tall.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Yellow , Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun
National Wetland Indicator Status
Web ReferenceWebref 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 resourcesUSDA: 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
MetadataRecord Modified: 2023-04-06
Research By: TWC Staff