Wildflowers forum: A few flowers I found Monday

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Name: Jay
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Horntoad
Apr 16, 2013 10:06 PM CST
I went nature hunting Monday and spotted a few wildflowers.
First three Iris giganticaerulea
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Next Iris virginica


Coreopsis lanceolata

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Blue-eyed Grass, Sisyrinchium sp.

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Name: josephine
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Hi Everybody!! Let us talk native.
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frostweed
Apr 17, 2013 6:28 AM CST

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Those are all so beautiful Jay, thank you for posting those lovely pictures, I love them all. Smiling
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Name: Christine
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Apr 17, 2013 8:08 AM CST

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Wow, such pretty irises! and all those coreopsis! I love them all too! Lovey dubby
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Name: Betsy
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piksihk
Apr 18, 2013 9:10 AM CST
Jay, where were you when you took these photos?

Is the Iris giganticaerulea also call 'blue flag'? or Iris versicolor? I got these from a friend's bed which she has had for over 30 years.


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Name: Christine
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Apr 18, 2013 12:36 PM CST

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That is VERY pretty, Betsy! Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lucky you!
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Name: Jay
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Horntoad
Apr 18, 2013 1:07 PM CST
Betsy, I was in the area under the I-10 bridge between Texas and Louisiana.
Iris giganticaerulea is call Blue Flag or Giant Blue Flag. I. versicolor is Northern Blue Flag. In the wild I. versicolor only grows in the northeast part of the US.
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Name: Betsy
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piksihk
Apr 18, 2013 3:18 PM CST
OK, Jay, so I've got the Iris giganticaerulea; now I know what I have. She is pretty, isn't she?
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Name: Jay
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Horntoad
Apr 18, 2013 3:39 PM CST
Your's looks like it may be a cultivar rather than a native variety.
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Name: Betsy
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piksihk
Apr 19, 2013 4:31 PM CST
Oh...
Jay, here's some other ones that I thought were blue flag:

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greene
May 6, 2013 8:51 PM CST
Thank you for the blue-eyed grass pictures.
I had recently learned of this plant on a web search, inquired on 3 plant forums and ended up finding this little beauty while walking my dog on my own street, and it was right next to some yellow-eyed grass, as well.
What a Dorothy and Toto moment that was - almost in my own backyard!
(And yes, as if my magic, some of it has found it's way into the yard.)
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