Southern Blue Flag Iris virginica
Iris family — Iridaceae
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Every flower lover instantly recognizes an iris, but many don't realize that there are native species growing wild in the East Texas swamps, like this one, which blooms in the spring with blue to lavender flowers.
Dried Specimens: (click for larger view)
Flowering Months: April, May, June
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