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Iris versicolor

Iris versicolor L.

 

Blue Flag, Harlequin Blueflag, Large Blue Flag, Northern Blue 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”
Speciesversicolor“Variously colored”

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

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Iris versicolor (Blue Flag, Harlequin Blueflag, Large Blue Flag, Northern Blue Iris)

6/13/2016 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Groton Center, Groton, MA

Iris versicolor (Blue Flag, Harlequin Blueflag, Large Blue Flag, Northern Blue Iris)

5/15/1979 · VA · By Tim Chandler

Iris versicolor (Blue Flag, Harlequin Blueflag, Large Blue Flag, Northern Blue Iris)

6/5/2013 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Groton Center, Groton, MA
≈ 5 × 6" (13 × 14 cm)

Iris versicolor (Blue Flag, Harlequin Blueflag, Large Blue Flag, Northern Blue Iris)

Probably a cultivar. · 5/27/2016 · Acton Arboretum, Acton, MA
≈ 6 × 6" (15 × 14 cm) ID is uncertain

Iris versicolor (Blue Flag, Harlequin Blueflag, Large Blue Flag, Northern Blue Iris)

6/2/2010 · J. Harry Rich State Forest, Groton, MA
≈ 31 × 32" (78 × 80 cm)

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