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Plant Details

Iris prismatica

Slender Blue Flag, Slender Blue Iris

Scientific Name:

Iris prismatica

Common Name:

Slender Blue Flag, Slender Blue Iris

Plant Family

Iridaceae (Iris Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Bloom Color(s):

blue

Size in Feet:

2

Light:

full sun

Soil Moisture:

Best in hydric(*)

Bloom Time:

May, June

Bloom Area:

Coast, rare Mountains

Habitat Description:

Bogs, marshes, ditches, pools (Weakley 2015). Rare throughout NC.

State Rank:

S1: Critically imperiled, S2: Imperiled (*)

Global Rank:

G4 - Apparently Secure, G5 - Secure (*)

State Status:

SR-T: Significantly Rare: Throughout (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

Notes:

NC Natural Heritage Program NC Rank S1S2; Global Rank G4G5.

Closeup of Bloom

image

Tom Harville's garden
© Tom Harville

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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