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Wildflowers of Texas, Plant Resources Center, University of Texas at Austin

Southern Blue Flag   Iris virginica    
Iris family — Iridaceae

Also known as:
Southern Iris

Slides: (click for larger view)


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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