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Iris missouriensis

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Iris missouriensis
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Iris missouriensis
Iris missouriensis
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Iris missouriensis
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Iris missouriensis

Species Name: Iris missouriensis
Common Name: Blue Flag Iris

Good meadow flower. Needs moisture until it flowers.

Plant Family: Iridaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 1' H x 2' W
Growth Habit: Clumping, spreading
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Moderate
Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Moderate to regular
Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Pale lilac
Endangered?:
Distribution: North Coast Ranges, Sierra Nevada, Inner South Coast Ranges, Transverse Ranges, Peninsular Range, Great Basin
Natural Habitat: Moist grassy places

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References
  • Harlow, Nora and Kristin Jakob. Wild Lilies, Irises, and Grasses: gardening with California Monocots. Berkely and Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press. 2003.
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