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Flower  Yellow Iris

Yellow Iris - Photo © Copyright 2000 Gary Bradley
Photo: G. Bradley

Latin name: Iris pseudacorus

Size: Grows to approximately 150cms tall.

Distribution: Found throughout the UK.

Months seen: May to August.

Habitat: Damp edges of ponds lakes and rivers.

Special features: The long, stiff leaves of Yellow Iris, or Water Iris are sword shaped and have sharp edges.

The other name for this plant is 'Flag'. It probably came about when the 5th century king of Franks, Clovis, used it as a heraldic symbol on his battle flag.

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