Saturday, August 22, 2009

Today's Flowers: Harlequin Blueflag

One of the more colorful and beautiful wildflowers that I frequently see is the harlequin blueflag or Iris versicolor. This member of the iris family is native to North America and can usually be found in a wetland habitat such as marshes, stream banks or the shores of lakes and ponds. I photographed this harlequin blue flag in the Purgatory Creek wetlands.

16 comments:

mountain.mama said...

Wow. Your pictures are so beautiful. I would have guessed that was a wild iris.

Arija said...

How wonderful to live where these Iris grow wild...I have trouble growng them in the garden.

Marju said...

Truly beautiful!

Chris said...

I agree, this is a very colorful flower and it is very beautiful.

Nance said...

What a beauty Mother Nature gave us! The combo of purple and yellow compliments each other.

Regina said...

So pretty!

i beati said...

i want this in my yard quickly beauty

the Baitlady said...

Beautiful bloom! We have blue flags by us; but I don't know if we have the harlequin. I'll have to check into that.

Gunilla said...

Beautiful.Fantastic colour.

Gunilla in Sweden

VALKYRIEN said...

How beautiful that wild Iris is! Beautiful colors!
Thank you for sharing on Today's Flowers!

Denise said...

Wonderful Iris'.

guild-rez said...

Just beautiful..
A very lovely flower and great picture!!
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Pat - Arkansas said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing your photo.

Jama said...

It's very beautiful!

Jimmy said...

Beautiful flower..very colourful..
Hey also share how does this flower smells..?? I guess its not found over here in India

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Mia N said...

Iris is wonderful flowers. It is like a queen.