Yellowflag Iris

Iris pseudoacorus

Growth Habitat: Herbaceous perennial, grows 3-4 feet tall.

Leaves: Long, linear, dark green, emerging in fan-like arrangement, smooth-edged, flattened, and sword-like with a pointed tip.

Stems: Several flowers are born on erect flower stalks.

Flowers: Large pale to deep yellow with three downward pointing and two upward pointing petals. Some petals have light brown to purple veins or flecks.

Roots: Rhizomatous root system.

Seeds: Each fruit contains many flat brown seeds.

Reproduces: By seeds and rhizomes.

Habitat: Wetland species that grows in water up to 10 inches deep.