Blue Iris: Flower-de-luce. Iris versicolor.

Iris Family. May - July.

Found in swamps, on margins of ponds and streams. Newfoundland to Manitoba and southward.

Flowers

Violet-blue, the 3 outer divisions recurved, yellow at the base, veined with purple; 1 or more flowers borne on stem 2 - 3 feet high.

Leaves

Erect, sword-shaped.

Larger Blue Flag.

Larger Blue Flag.

Slender Blue Flag

I. prismdtica.

Flowers smaller than those of the preceding, borne on slender stems. Leaves narrow, grass-like. Marshes near the coast. Nova Scotia to Georgia.