Iris fulva

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Scientific Name Iris fulva USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Copper Iris ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Iridaceae (Iris) SEINet Reference
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Description Perennial, 2 to 3 feet high; sword-shaped, linear bright green leaves; reddish-brown flowers with 3 petals and 3 arching sepals (of the same color as the petals) and 3 stamens.

Native along the Mississippi River, from Louisiana to southern Illinois; introduced (non-native) in Texas. Photos taken at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Austin.

Texas Status

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