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Iris versicolor - Northern Blue Flag - Fresh Seeds
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Iris versicolor - Northern Blue Flag - Fresh Seeds

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IRIS VERSICOLOR - NORTHERN BLUE FLAG THIS IS A LISTING FOR A PACK OF 10 SEEDS. Iris versicolor, alsocommonly known as the Harlequin Blueflag, Larger Blue Flag, NorthernBlue Flag and other variations of those names, is a species of Irisnative to North America where it is common in sedge meadows, marshes,and along stream banks and shores.Iris versicolor is a perennial herb, growing 10-80 cm high. This iristends to form large clumps from thick, creeping rhizomes. Theunwinged, erect stems generally have basal leaves that are more than 1cm wide. Leaves are folded on the midribs so that they form anoverlapping flat fan. The well developed blue flower has 6 petals andsepals spread out nearly flat and have two forms. The longer sepalsare hairless and have a greenish-yellow blotch at their base. Theinferior ovary is bluntly angled. Flowers are usually light to deepblue (purple and violet are not uncommon) and bloom during May toJuly. Fruit is a 3-celled, bluntly angled capsule. The large seeds canbe observed floating in autumn.The blue flag is the provincial flower of Quebec.Hardy in Zones 2 - 9.Full instructions can be downloaded from my website, details of whichare on my 'Me' page

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