Iris
flag, fleur-de-lis, iris
Synonyms:
Belamcanda [FNA26]
6 species
1 subspecies and varieties
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Iris foetidissimastinking iris
Origin: Introduced from Europe
Iris germanicabearded iris, German iris
Origin: Introduced from southern Europe
Iris missouriensiswestern blue flag, Rocky Mountain iris
Distribution: Occurring chiefly east of the Cascades crest in Wahington, but also known from the Puget Sound area; British Columbia south to California, east to the Rocky Mountains.
Habitat: Common in vernally moist meadows, especially in sagebrush and Ponderosa pine forests.
Origin: Native
Flowers: May-July
Iris pseudacoruspale yellow iris
Distribution: Widely distributed throughout much of Washington; widely distributed throughout much of North America.
Habitat: Weed in ditches and ponds at low elevations.
Origin: Introduced from Eurasia
Flowers: May-July
Iris sibiricaSiberian iris
Origin: Introduced
Iris tenaxflag, Oregon iris flag, tough-leaf iris
Distribution: ccurring west of the Cascades crest in Washington; Washington south to California.
Habitat: Prairies and pastures, open oak and coniferous forests, at low elevations.
Origin: Native
Flowers: April-June