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KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassLiliopsidaMonocots (plants with a single seed leaf); includes the lily family
SubclassLiliidaeIncludes lilies, orchids, and many others
OrderAsparagalesA diverse group that includes asparagus
FamilyIridaceaeIris family—perennial plants that grow from bulbs—also includes crocuses, gladiolas, and the genus Moraea
GenusIrisLatin for “iris”

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Online References:

Iris on North Carolina Wildflowers, Shrubs, & Trees, by Jeff Pippen

Iris description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 16 Aug 2013.

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Iris

Iris (Iris) · 6/7/2008 · Lindsay Sherman High School Graduation, MA
≈ 7 × 6" (17 × 14 cm) Species not yet identified

Iris

Yellow Flag (Iris pseudacorus) · 6/2/2010 · J. Harry Rich State Forest, Groton, MA
≈ 12 × 17" (29 × 44 cm)