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Wild Iris


   Wild iris grows in most of the climates of the United States. The only climates that wild iris will not grow, are the hot deserts, and the wetlands on the southern coast of Florida. Wild iris looks beautiful in their natural habitat of woodlands and along streams. The colorful blooms are present during most of the late spring and early summer.

   Wild iris is one of the most beautiful wild flowers. The tall, slender stalks and brightly colored blooms rise above their surroundings. While they prefer moist, well-drained soil, some wild iris can survive short periods of sever drought. The only problem with this is that the flowers do not bloom as well without a good deal of moisture.

   The most familiar wild iris is the blue flag. This wild iris is native to deciduous woodlands, and has thick, blade-like foliage. The erect, three-inch wide flowers make a beautiful summer display in northeastern and north central states. Many gardeners like to plant this wild iris in their home gardens, for their beautiful true blue blooms. This species of wild iris will reseed itself readily if left undisturbed. 

   Most wild iris plants prefer full sun, but some will grow in shade. The shady conditions will oftentimes limit the bloom period, and cause the flower to grow slower. The range of colors that wild iris blooms will flower is as varied as the hybrid cultivars grown commercially. I giver the proper growing conditions, a wild iris will thrive in a home garden and return for years and years of enjoyment and beauty.

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