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PERENNIAL: Iris virginica (Virginia or Southern Blue Flag)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic
The wetland species of Southern Blue Flag and its close relative, Northern Blue Flag (Iris versicolor), grow in fresh to mildly brackish tidal marshes and wet meadows of the Mid-Atlantic, but the former is mostly found from Virginia southward to Florida. Both native irises share similar growth habits and showy flowers that attract hummingbirds. Continue reading

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Word of the Week – Signal

signal [ sig-nl ] noun: an area of contrasting color, usually yellow, on the fall of an iris in the place of a beard A word to begin the celebration of Pollinator Week Some flowers have specialized names for their … Continue reading

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