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Iris virginica var. virginica (Virginia iris)
Cressler, Alan

Iris virginica var. virginica

Iris virginica L. var. virginica

Virginia Iris, Blue Flag Iris

Iridaceae (Iris Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Leaf Margin: Entire
Leaf Apex: Acute
Breeding System: Flowers Bisexual
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: To about 3 feet in height.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: May , Jun


USA: AL , FL , GA , LA , MS , NC , NY , SC , TX , VA

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2018-07-05
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus

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