Iris missouriensis

Western blue flag

  • Height:   1 ft - 3 ft
  • Life Cycle:   perennial
  • Growth Type:   flower
  • Flower Size:   large, >2 in
  • Flower Type:   solitary
  • Bloom Type:   spring
  • Flower Color:   lavender
  • Native to California:   YES
  • California Range:   coast - inland - mountain
  • Water Requirements:   medium
  • Characteristics / Comments:   found in washes/riparian areas
  • Average Live Seed per Bulk Pound:   20,800

Taxon report data from Calflora

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Iris missouriensis

Common Name:Western blue flag

Iris missouriensis, a monocot, is a perennial herb that is native to California.

US Distribution:beyond CA but confined to w. North America
Plant Community(s):Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest
Habitat:
Family:Iridaceae

Name Status:

Recognized as current in TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93

County distribution list:

Alpine, Colusa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Fresno, Glenn, Inyo, Kern, Lassen, Madera, Mendocino, Mono, Monterey, Modoc, Mariposa, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, San Bernardino, San Benito, San Diego, San Francisco, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, San Mateo, Solano, Sonoma, Tulare, Tuolumne, Ventura

See a detailed Distribution Grid of this plant in Calfornia.

Links: USDA Plants Profile | Jepson Herbarium

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