Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for German Iris - Iris germanica   L.
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DistributionPiedmont and low Mountains.

Native of Europe; in N.A. planted widely and locally escaped.
HabitatRoadsides, yards, edge of suburban woods, outcrop near granite quarry.
IdentificationGerman Iris is very showy, with broad leaves and large, multicolored flowers: pale blue, white, and dark blue, with yellow streaks.
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