Yellow Flag Iris


Appears: Spring and summer, perennial

Non-native to Wisconsin

About 2-3 feet tall

This flower likes to be by the water. It is a European transplant that managed to get out of someone’s garden one day and now can be found along swampy areas, lakes, and rivers here in Wisconsin.

Photo taken on the Lower Wolf River from a canoe with a Canon PowerShot S100 12.1 MP Digital Camera
with an underwater housing (just to be safe).

2 Responses to Yellow Flag Iris

  1. […] Wildflowers grew along the banks and some grassy islands in the center. Here is a yellow flag iris. […]

  2. Carl Johnson says:

    This flower is the fleur des lys, the heraldic lily of France. It certainly is a European introduction, but dating back to when the Midwest was called New France (1640-1760).

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