Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic
This native iris, also known as Southern Blue Flag, is a wetland species growing in marshes and meadows from Virginia to Louisiana. Its showy flowers would make a lovely addition to a pond or rain garden.
Northern Blue Flag is native to Fairfax and Loudoun Counties and is similar in growth habit to Southern Blue Flag. Their flowers, which are difficult to tell apart, attract hummingbirds.
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Print Version: Iris virginica, Virginia Blue Flag
Learn more about other Mid-Atlantic plants: Tried and True Plant Fact Sheets.