Trillium Ridge Flora and Fauna
Shreve's blue flag iris
Iris virginica shrevei
Location: Rain garden @ nw corner

Range: Shreve’s Iris occurs throughout the eastern United States except for New England, Georgia, and Florida. Iris shrevei occurs as far west as Nebraska and south to Texas.
This moisture-loving iris has fragrant, blue violet flowers with falls crested in yellow and white. Narrow, bright green leaves often lie on the ground or in water. Shreve’s iris flowers in late spring. Flowers are a one- to two-flowered inflorescence on a stem that has one to two branches. The plants are up to three feet tall. The weakly arching green leaves are two to three feet long and are burgundy colored at the base. The leaves arise from shallowly rooted, large, branching rhizomes that can form large clumps.
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Genus: Iris (Iris)
Family: Iridaceae (Iris family)
Order: Liliales (Mostly perennial plants, with food storage organs such as corms or rhizomes.)
Class: Liliopsida (Monocots)
Phylum/Division: Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
Kingdom: Plantae (Plants)