As spring approaches, I eagerly anticipate seeing one of my favorite flowers blooming. Southern blue flag iris brings a brilliant flash of color to the landscape. this lovely native is a perennial that grows from rhizomes (rhizomes are a horizontal, underground, modified stem).
This plant is typically found growing in wet areas like wet prairies, marshes, swamps, stream and lake edges and even wet ditches. It is found throughout the southeastern states. Its' fruit is a capsule that can get up to 2.25 inches long!