Iris fulva

(Copper Iris)


Iris fulva, Wildflower Center, Austin, Travis Co. 2655


Iris fulva, Wildflower Center, Austin, Travis Co. 2645

Scientific Name Iris fulva USDA PLANTS Symbol IRFU
Common Name Copper Iris ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 43199
Family Iridaceae (Iris) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Shallow water or low wet areas, marshes, stream banks.
Plant: Erect perennial 2 to 3 feet high.
Leaves: Sword-shaped, linear bright green leaves.
Inflorescence: Reddish-brown flowers with 3 petals and 3 arching sepals (of the same color as the petals) and 3 stamens.
Bloom Period: April to June.
References: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston and "Wildflowers of Texas" by Michael Eason.
Note: Native along the Mississippi River from Louisiana to southern Illinois; reported in extreme East Texas. Photos taken at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Austin.
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Banner photo of Castilleja indivisa and Lupinus ssp. taken along FM 1323 north of Johnson City, Blanco County

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