Blue Flag: Wild Irisis

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Iris versicolor

Also, Known As:

  • Blue Flag
  • Blue Iris
  • Flag Lily
  • Fleur-de-lis
  • Flower-de-luce
  • Iris
  • Liver Lily
  • Poison Flag
  • Snake Lily
  • Water Flag
  • Wild Iris

Blue flag (botanical name, Iris versicolor) is also known as wild iris and it prevails nearly all over the West. The appearance of the blue flag is similar to that of the common iris, having elongated lance-shaped leaves and decorated with a pale lavender or bluish-purple bloom just a bit lesser in size compared to the garden varieties. In effect, the blue flag is considered to be an affable plant which prefers to grow in clusters rather than growing in isolation. It is said that there is nothing more beautiful compared to walking across a complete meadow with a blue flag in bloom during the period between late June and early July.

The leaves of blue flag are slender, lance-shaped and have two levels of sword-shaped…

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