Yellow Flag - Yellow Iris - Water Flag
Iris pseudacorus - Linnaeus
Iridaceae (
Iris) Family

Plant is an upright; smooth perennial with underground stems that produce new growth. Preferred habitat is in marshes, swamps, wet ditches and rich pastures. Distribution is throughout the Escambia region.

Leaves are mostly basal; alternate on the stem; no teeth and no lobes; several times longer than broad (lance-like).

The flowers are at the end of long stalks (usually in pairs) and held upright by leaf-like bracts; symmetrical in shape, and bisexual in nature. The color is yellow with darker veins arising from the throat. The petals are shorter than the sepals. The sepals have a yellow patch toward the base.

Flowers occur in the spring and summer.

Fruit is a capsule.

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