Iris fulva [Iridaceae]

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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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