Irises forum: What are their names?

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Name: Betsy
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piksihk
Apr 19, 2013 4:47 PM CST
These are blooming:

Thumb of 2013-04-19/piksihk/33aeab



Is #1 a blue flag iris?
Is the #2 a Louisiana iris? and maybe #3 also L. iris?
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Name: Jean
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Moonhowl
May 8, 2013 8:44 AM CST
Hi Betsy

Yes, the first pic is Iris virginica, blue flag, but not sure if it is variety virginica or variety shrevei....both grow well in Texas.

Here is a link that may be of use to you.

http://www.louisianairis.com/louisiana.native.iris.htm

http://www.louisianairis.com/photos.htm

both 2 and 3 could well be cultivars of La irises...the link below has tons of photos...maybe it will help you determine which ones you have.

http://zydecoirises.com/IndexPage/CatalogA-C.htm

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