Western Blue Flag Iris
With intricately lines purplish-blue lines on the three lower petals with a touch of yellow, this native iris is found across the entirety of the American West, even reaching into Minnesota near creeks, rivers, or any other wetland at mid elevations. This one was found and photographed just north of Ellensburg, Washington deep in a canyon where the surrounding desert was bone-dry.
- © 2014
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- 5233x3489 / 8.2MB
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- Iridaceae (Irises), Blue & Purple Wildflowers