Iris missouriensis

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Scientific Name Iris missouriensis USDA PLANTS Symbol
IRMI
Common Name Rocky Mountain Iris, Wild Iris ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
43221
Family Iridaceae (Iris) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Foothills to subalpine; moist areas in meadows, along ditches, stream banks, etc.
Plant: Erect perennial growing in large patches, stout fleshy stem 18 to 36 inches tall.
Leaves: Long, linear basal leaves, sword-like, flexible, up to 30 inches long.
Inflorescence: Large flowers up to 4 inches across with 3 reflexed (bending downward) blue-purple sepals with white and yellow/orange streaks, 3 erect petals and 3 petal-like pistils.
References: Descr. adapted from "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel.
Colorado Status
Native

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