About Wild Southern
Fragrant light blue to deep violet 3.5” flowers with yellow and white patches and prominent veining in late spring to early summer. Very similar to northern blue flag iris in appearance and habitat, with subtle differences in flower color and veining. Strappy, sword-shaped leaves. Native to inland swamps, marshes, and flood plains. Prefers consistent moisture. Also known as Shreve’s iris. Seed from Monroe County, Wis.
About Iris, Blue Flag
Brightens sunny marsh edges during early summer in the wild. Good for gardens with moist soil, too.