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Iris pseudacorus

Iris pseudacorus L.

 

Yellow Flag, Paleyellow Iris

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”
SpeciespseudacorusMeans “false acorus,” because its leaves resemble Acorus calamus

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Iris pseudacorus description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 13 Jun 2010.

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Iris pseudacorus (Yellow Flag, Paleyellow Iris)

6/2/2010 · J. Harry Rich State Forest, Groton, MA
≈ 31 × 46" (78 × 117 cm)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow Flag, Paleyellow Iris)

6/8/2010 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Groton, MA
≈ 16 × 18" (40 × 45 cm)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow Flag, Paleyellow Iris)

6/8/2010 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Groton, MA
≈ 8 × 5" (19 × 13 cm)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow Flag, Paleyellow Iris)

6/16/2013 · Birch Point State Park, Owl’s Head, ME
≈ 19 × 12" (47 × 31 cm)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow Flag, Paleyellow Iris)

6/16/2013 · Birch Point State Park, Owl’s Head, ME
≈ 9 × 6" (23 × 16 cm)

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow Flag, Paleyellow Iris)

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

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow Flag, Paleyellow Iris)

5/27/2016 · Acton Arboretum, Acton, MA

Iris pseudacorus (Yellow Flag, Paleyellow Iris)

6/16/2013 · Birch Point State Park, Owl’s Head, ME
≈ 15 × 10" (37 × 25 cm)

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