|yellow iris|| USDA PLANTS Symbol: IRPS
U.S. Nativity: Exotic
Habit: Aquatic Forbs/Herbs
|Iris pseudacorus L.|
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Taxonomic Rank: Liliopsida: Liliales: Iridaceae
|Synonym(s): paleyellow iris|
|Native Range: western Asia, North Africa; western Europe, N. Africa (BAIL);|
Yellow flag iris is a perennial plant that occurs in wet areas such as ditches and marshes. Leaves arise from the base of the plant and are flattened, 3-4 ft. (0.9-1.2 m) long with a raised mid-rib. Bright yellow flowers appear in late spring to early summer. Flowers develop in groups of 2-10 and have three drooping, yellow sepals with purple-brown markings and 3 smaller, unmarked and upright yellow petals. Flowers are about 3 in. (7.6 cm) wide. Fruit are brown capsules that are 2 in. (5 cm) long. Yellowflag iris was introduced into the United States in the mid-1800s as an ornamental from Eurasia or Northern Africa. Plants can withstand a wide variety of conditions, including brackish water, acidic water and periods of drought.
|Identification, Biology, Control and Management Resources|
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State(s) Where Reported invasive.
Based on state level agency and organization lists of invasive plants from WeedUS database.
|U.S. National Parks where reported invasive:|
|Colonial National Historical Park (Virginia)|